"News & Issues" piece on new data indicating that arsenic might have adverse hea
"News & Issues" piece on new data indicating that arsenic might have adverse health effects at lower levels than the current federal standard. Half of all Mainers get their water from private wells, and a sample of 5,000 wells shows more than one in 10 have arsenic levels above the federal standard. The most likely source is bedrock, as in the sulfitic sandstone and shale, intruded by granite, known as the Penobscot formation. In the Kelly Cove neighborhood of Bayside, on Penobscot Bay between Belfast and Camden, a cluster of wells show arsenic levels up to 100 times the federal drinking water standard.
Carpenter, Murray, ""News & Issues" piece on new data indicating that arsenic might have adverse hea" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3803.