A Huffington Post Investigation reveals. via Democracy Now this morning

Analysts found that over the past five years, the annual average levels of atrazine in drinking water violated the federal standard on at least 10 occasions in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas, states where farmers rely heavily on this weed killer.

EPA officials did not dispute the data but told the Huffington Post they did not consider atrazine a health hazard. This is Steve Bradbury, deputy office director of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.

The National Resources Defense Council also released a report Monday on how the EPA has ignored atrazine contamination. The authors argue that “the EPA relied on a fatally flawed analytical method to conclude that there was no cause for concern.”