Maine town wants federal help for $20 million cleanup at former Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill

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Maine town wants federal help for $20 million cleanup at former Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill

March 17, 2017 - 19:27
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LINCOLN, ME, March 17, 2017 (Bangor Daily News) -The Town Council voted 6-0 Thursday to support investigating whether a local paper mill site qualifies for federal Superfund designation because of its containing toxins that will cost at least $20 million to remove.

The council’s vote was meant to signal Gov. Paul LePage, no fan of the federal government, that the town would allow a Superfund tag to be placed on 262 acres of the 387-acre Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC site, especially if the Environmental Protection Agency allows a 90-acre plot on the former mill property to be developed industrially, according to the town’s attorney, Andy Hamilton.

Bangor Daily News - Lincoln wants feds to help pay for $20 million cleanup at former mill

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