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Feds agree to pay Maine $413K for ‘pollution clean-up’

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) – The federal government has agreed to pay Maine about $413,000 to clean up decades-old hazardous pollution at oil storage facilities.

Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills alleged two weeks ago in U.S. District Court that Maine faces $10.8 million in past and future cleanup costs for pollution at former Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Co. sites in Casco and Ellsworth.

The lawsuit claimed the Department of Defense disposed at the sites, which stored waste in tanks that leaked contaminants like lead into the ground. – READ MORE

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