Worker charged with spraying bird’s nest with Round-Up

AMHERST, NY  (WIVB) –  A maintenance worker at a medical park in Amherst has been charged with intentionally spraying the nest of a Canada goose with a chemical.

The Department of Environmental Conservation investigated the incident at the Windsong Medical Park in late May after receiving a complaint.

Lab results confirmed that samples of glysophate, the active ingredient in the widely available herbicide, Round-Up were found on the destroyed nest.

The man was charged with unlawful attempt to take wildlife by the use of a pesticide along with failure to use a pesticide in accordance with labeling instructions. The worker’s employer was also charged with allowing the commercial application of the pesticide without proper certification.

 

 

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