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Seven years after its ban – A banned pesticide pollutes two rivers in Lavaux

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Residues of dichlobenil were found at high levels, seven years after the ban of this herbicide.

Surrounded by vines, the Monteiller in Rivaz is polluted all year round by dichlobenil residues.

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The hunt for pesticide residues continues in Swiss rivers, and has new surprises in store. The Canton of Vaud has discovered traces of dichlobenil, a herbicide banned since 2013, in two rivers in the Lavaux vineyard. These residues are present throughout the year and at high rates, reveals a report from the Directorate General of the Environment (DGE) dated June.

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