Maine Attorney General says radioactive material cleared at Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill site as part of ‘long cleanup ahead’

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Maine Attorney General says radioactive material cleared at Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill site as part of ‘long cleanup ahead’

July 06, 2017 - 18:36

BANGOR, ME, July 6, 2017 (Bangor Daily News) -Maine’s Attorney General said industrial sensors containing radioactive material have been removed from the site of the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, as part of the facility’s long cleanup ahead.

Attorney General Janet Mills informed the bankruptcy court Thursday that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has verified disposal of gauges containing the radioactive materials cesium-137 and krypton-85 and signs containing tritium.

The removal of those materials is one small part of the cleanup that could take decades.

Bangor Daily News - Janet Mills says radioactive material cleared at Lincoln mill

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