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Two Months Ago, The NYC Health Department Confirmed That Diazinon Was Sprayed At FNC

The New York City Health Department inquired into the use of a pesticide at Fox News headquarters two months ago, and verified that the spray contained diazinon and was not registered for use, TVNewser has learned.

The city Health Department received an inquiry about the insecticide in April 2005, a department official said today. The case was referred to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, the agency with regulatory authority over pesticide use in New York State. That department has yet to return phone calls.

Last week a tipster alleged that the New York City Health Department “advised Fox News Channel after the incident on clean up,” but “basically gave FNC instructions on destroying rather than preserving the evidence of the insecticide’s use for further investigation.”

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