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House Rejects Proposed Mining Rules

House Rejects Proposed Mining Rules

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-led House has voted to direct the Department of Environmental Protect to re-submit new mining regulations. The House voted 98-39 on Monday in favor of rejecting the regulations drafted by the department and asking it to come up with new rules and submit them to the Legislature by February 2016. […]

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Plans in the Works For Removal of Mill Pond Dam in Washburn

Plans in the Works For Removal of Mill Pond Dam in Washburn

| November 25, 2013

They’re calling it a “significant habitat restoration project” — plans are in the works between the town of Washburn and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to remove the lower dam and the upper berm of the mill pond in town — which would open up almost 30 miles of drainage to Atlantic salmon and […]

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Oil Tank Safety

Oil Tank Safety

| August 22, 2013

You may not know it, but your oil tank may be at risk of an oil spill if you’re not keeping an eye on it. 25-30% of all spills involve oil tanks. Lee Thomas of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection cites 3 leading causes of spills from heating oil tanks, whether they’re in homes […]

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Medical Sharps Program Expanding Countywide

Medical Sharps Program Expanding Countywide

| June 15, 2012

A program to safely dispose of medical sharps originated in Caribou through a partnership between Cary Medical Center and the Caribou Police Department. The program has reaped so much success it is now expanding to other communities in the county, thanks to financial support from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Newsource 8 Reporter Shawn […]

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Community Sharps Collection Program Expanding

Community Sharps Collection Program Expanding

| June 8, 2012

A community medical sharps collection program started by Cary Medical Center is now expanding to other communities throughout the county. Newsource 8 Reporter Shawn Cunningham explains how a state environmental agency is making that happen.

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