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State pols lambast use of West Nile insecticides

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State officials raised questions at a City Hall hearing on the West Nile virus Friday about how much the city knew about the insecticides it used to eradicate the mysterious disease that killed four people in Queens and sickened 31 others in the borough.

The illness is believed to have first reached U.S. shores in northeastern Queens.

A joint public hearing at City Hall was conducted by state Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester), chairman of the Assembly

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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