Wednesday, May 24, 2006
May 24, 2006 -- The Bush administration is spraying Africans with DDT, a substance banned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States. As part of an anti-malarial effort, the Bush administration is providing Uganda with $10 million so it can spray homes throughout the nation with harmful dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT), a pesticide banned domestically by the Nixon administration in 1972. The about the DDT spraying, scheduled to begin in July, came from the Ugandan newspaper New Vision. The Bush administration is funding similar operations in Angola and Tanzania. Angola is a major oil producer while oil and natural gas reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Tanzania.