Panel to Examine Ridding Penobscot River of Mercury

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BangorDailyNews: A federal judge Wednesday [June 17, 2015] said he will create a panel of engineers and scientists to recommend “cost-effective and scientifically effective” ways of removing mercury deposits left by the former HoltraChem plant in Orrington [Maine] from the bed of the Penobscot River without causing further damage to the ecosystem.

After hearing closing arguments in a lawsuit that began 15 years ago, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock said he will issue a written order next month creating the panel and most likely seeking a special master to oversee it.
Read about a panel that will examine ridding Maine’s Penobscot River of mercury.