Need, Safety of Maine Cleanup Questioned

"AUGUSTA, Maine — State environmental officials began making their case Monday for a $200 million cleanup of the HoltraChem site in Orrington, arguing that contaminants in five outdated landfills threaten groundwater supplies and the Penobscot River.

But attorneys for the factory’s former owners, Mallinckrodt LLC, questioned the necessity and safety of undertaking what would likely be one of the largest and costliest cleanup projects in Maine history."

Kevin Miller reports for the Bangor Daily News January 26, 2010.

Source: Bangor Daily News, 01/26/2010