Research involving Maine children might represent a breakthrough in efforts to determine whether exposure to arsenic in drinking water, even at very low levels, could lead to reduced intelligence, say scientists who conducted the study.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The city must pay more than $51,000 in penalties, undertake an inspection of all its sewer lines, and submit a plan to correct wastewater treatment deficiencies or face legal action, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
With some of Maine’s wastewater treatment systems using parts that date back to the Civil War, state officials welcomed $29.7 million in federal loans and grants announced this week to maintain municipal sewage systems and even build a new one – but one official called those needed projects just “the tip of the iceberg.”
When Emily Roderick moved with her husband and two young kids into a Readfield home about 18 months ago, there was radon in the basement and bacteria in the well, but arsenic in the water wasn’t an issue.
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Are proposed updates to Maine's mining laws a pathway to economic prosperity in parts of the state that need it badly, like Aroostook County or are they too weak to protect our prized natural resources from harm? That's is what state lawmakers on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee must decide as they hear from people on both sides of the issue.