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Velsicol Chemical Corporation

Velsicol Chemical Corporation is a chemical company founded in 1931 that specializes in plasticizers. It has approximately 450 employees and is owned by the private equity firm Arsenal Capital.[1]

At the time the landmark anti-pesticide book Silent Spring was published (1962), Velsicol was the sole manufacturer of chlordane and heptachlor, two since-banned pesticides that feature prominently in the book. Velsicol threatened legal action against Silent Spring's publisher, though ultimately no such action was taken.[2]


  1. ^, accessed September 13, 2007
  2. ^ Linda Lear, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1997, pp. 416-419.
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