Feds agree to pay Maine $413K for pollution clean-up

By The Associated Press

The federal government has agreed to pay Maine about $413,000 to clean up decades-old hazardous pollution at oil storage facilities.

 

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay Maine about $413,000 to clean up decades-old hazardous pollution at oil storage facilities.

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills alleged two weeks ago in U.S. District Court that Maine faces $10.8 million in total cleanup costs for pollution at former Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Co. sites in Casco and Ellsworth.

The lawsuit claimed the Department of Defense had used the sites, which stored waste in tanks that leaked contaminants like lead into the ground.

Maine and the federal government reached an Aug. 18 settlement that says it's not an admission of wrongdoing or liability for either side.

In May, the state won an $110,655 settlement from the federal government after arguing the agency neglected cleanup of a South Berwick naval shipyard disposal site.

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