Detassling investigation now complete

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Pesotum - The investigation for a crop dusting incident is now complete.

 

Dozens of teens were sent to the hospital after being sprayed while detassling crops. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the pilot, who worked for Atlantic Ag Aviation faces charges of applying pesticide in a faulty, careless, or negligent manner.

 

In July, 70 teens were taken to the hospital after being sprayed while detassling. All injuries were minor.

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