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Old Town pulp mill in Maine faces pollution fines of more than $800,000 even as it benefits from state and federal funding

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Old Town pulp mill in Maine faces pollution fines of more than $800,000 even as it benefits from state and federal funding

January 11, 2012 - 04:30
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BANGOR, Maine , Jan. 11, 2012 (Bangor Daily News) -Maine has spent millions of dollars to prop up the Old Town pulp mill while steadily fining the mill's owner for pollution. And now the biggest fine ever is imminent.

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has reviewed a "proposed administrative consent agreement" from the state Department of Environmental Protection showing it is preparing to slap a $497,000 fine on Old Town Fuel & Fiber for excess air pollution over a 12-month period.

That will come on top of $331,000 in penalties assessed by the DEP and the federal Environmental Protection Agency on the mill in the past five years.

Bangor Daily News - Taxpayers spend millions on Old Town mill that keeps polluting

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