Bangor Daily News: A major dredging project in Searsport Harbor that has been in the works for more than a decade is slowly moving forward, though environmental activists fear that the $12 million effort could dislodge toxins in the silt and harm Penobscot Bay.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier in April [2013] released a draft feasibility study and environmental impact assessment (pdf) on the maintenance and expansion of the federal navigation channel in the harbor that leads to Mack Point, Maine’s second-busiest industrial port. The public has until May 6 to share comments on the project with the engineers.

Advocates say that maintaining and improving the channel is necessary to the continued economic viability of the port.

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