December 16, 2017
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Public meeting set for Maine Superfund site

The Associated Press

BROOKSVILLE, Maine — The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public meeting July 9 in Brooksville to discuss a proposal for the Superfund cleanup at the former Callahan Mine.

In its announcement Friday, the EPA’s Boston office said the estimated cost of the plan is $23 million.

The Callahan mine halted operations in 1972 and the EPA added the site to the federal Superfund list 30 years later. Officials have said that long-term exposures to the levels of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and zinc found at the site could pose a health threat.

The EPA plans to follow up with a hearing on Aug. 6 to receive public comment.

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