Activists Want Action at Maine’s Kidder Point

Activists Want Action at Maine’s Kidder Point
GAC Chemical Corp. plant, Photo/Video Capture.

Environmental activists are worried that a chemical plant in Searsport, Maine, may be polluting nearby Kidder Point, an area filled with mussels and clams, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.

The area has been a recent focal point of controversy in the midcoast area. An environmental activist group, Friends of Penobscot Bay, this winter contracted an oceanographer from St. Joseph’s College in Standish to do pH analyses of some sediment samples collected at Kidder Point.

Dr. Mark Green recently said that the acidification in the clam flats on the point is the worst he’s seen in Maine, and the activist group is loudly calling for federal agencies to do remediation.

Read more about the environmental debate over Maine’s Kidder Point.

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