Federal researchers have discovered that two extensively used pesticides considerably hurt endangered Northwest salmon and steelhead species. The opinion might result in a change in the place and the way the pesticides can be utilized.

The Nationwide Marine Fisheries Service issued a draft of its organic opinion Thursday, concluding that continued use of insect-killing chemical substances containing carbaryl or methomyl seemingly jeopardizes dozens of endangered fish species — together with Chinook salmon, coho salmon, sockeye, and steelhead within the Columbia, Willamette, and Snake river.

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