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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

| 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

| 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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