"News & Issues" piece on the presence of mercury in the sediments and aquatic li
"News & Issues" piece on the presence of mercury in the sediments and aquatic life of the Penobscot River, which has prompted legislative action to control future emissions. Last week, representatives of the Maine People's Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national organization, announced plans to sue the companies that produced most of the contamination, HoltraChem, and its predecessor, now known as Mallinckrodt, of St. Louis. Dave Tonini, technical manager for HoltraChem, said Mallinkckrodt is financing a second-phase study of the contamination based on recognition that there is a shared responsibility for the pollution between the two companies. Tonini also said there is a question of whether stirring the sediments to allow removal of the mercury might create a problem greater than the mercury itself, which is now covered by six to 12 inches of silt.
HoltraChem Manufacturing, Mercury, Penobscot River, Pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Davis, Jay, ""News & Issues" piece on the presence of mercury in the sediments and aquatic li" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3632.
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