Asbestos removal from shut Lincoln Paper mill site in Maine will cost $16 million

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Asbestos removal from shut Lincoln Paper mill site in Maine will cost $16 million

December 05, 2016 - 12:21
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LINCOLN, ME, Dec. 5, 2016 (Bangor Daily News) -It would cost about $16 million to remove asbestos and other above-ground toxins from the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC site, according to a state-commissioned study of the 203-acre property.

Sevee & Maher Engineers Inc. of Cumberland found no health or environmental hazards requiring immediate attention when its engineers examined the bankrupt mill’s 38 buildings in September, said Susanne Miller, the regional director of Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s eastern Maine regional office.

By far the largest single contaminant discovered was cancer-causing asbestos. The engineers also found within the buildings small amounts of polychlorinated biphenyl and lead-based paints, plus minor contaminants such as fluorescent lights and computer screens, said Lisa L. Turner, a senior project engineer at Sevee & Maher Engineers.

Bangor Daily News - Asbestos removal from former Lincoln mill site will cost $16 million

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