Press Release

Briefing and discussion on eroding shoreline

BELFAST, Maine — State and federal agencies have ideas about healing the eroding legacy waste-filled shores of Kidder Point in Southwest Stockton Harbor. Or not!

Join the Friends of Penobscot Bay  6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Come to the  third floor meeting room for a short briefing on the rapidly evolving situation, followed by a discussion about what community members can do.

Help get Kidder Point’s legacy shoreline wastes, laid down between 1940 and 1970, to stop eroding into and poisoning the beaches and flats of southwest Stockton Harbor – and the people and wildlife that visit them.

Whether you fish, sail or beachcomb Penobscot Bay, your voice can be a powerful influence on the quality of the decisions made by US EPA and Maine DEP as they investigate and remediate this acid-plagued problem site for the betterment of all.

This is the critical moment, when public pressure needs to be applied to these agencies and to GAC Chemical. Otherwise efforts by the company and by, regrettably, Patty Aho’s version of Maine Department of Environmental Protection, to do NOTHING, will succeed.

Otherwise, if we aren’t careful, Stockton Harbor will become a Sacrifice Zone; its forested shores nibbled away, concreted over and developed by the chemical industry, as GAC Chemical’s very capable CEO David Colter, gets additional chemical industry tenants to his company’s acres of wooded property still undeveloped along this shore.

The future is now. Come to the Belfast Free Library, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.

All are welcome, especially present and past employees of GAC Chemical and Delta Chemical. Working together, we’ll get the job done – on time and under budget.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

* http://www.penbay.org/gac/gacalum.html

* or call Ron Huber at 691-7485 or 593-2744 or email coastwatch@gmail.com

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Website: www.penbay.net
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