Preliminary results of tests done on fish taken from Androscoggin Lake in 1996 i
Preliminary results of tests done on fish taken from Androscoggin Lake in 1996 indicate dioxin levels higher than the state's safety threshold of 1.5 parts per trillion. To the Department of Environmental Protection's knowledge, Androscoggin has the highest concentration of dioxin of any lake in the state. Molly Saunders, a director of the Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation, said that fact would not be known if Jack Mahoney, a former employee of the National Marine Fisheries Service, had not persisted in his campaign to have the lake tested. Mahoney, who has lived on the lake in Wayne for nine years, said the 1996 tests revealed that the lake is also polluted with PCB, and a white perch taken from the lake this summer contained elevated levels of mercury.
Androscoggin River, Lakes, Water pollution
Skelton, Kathryn, "Preliminary results of tests done on fish taken from Androscoggin Lake in 1996 i" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3384.