Old Town mill spills 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into Penobscot River

The Nine Dragons Paper Mill in Old Town. Credit: Nina Mahaleris / The Penobscot Times

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More than 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals from the ND Paper mill in Old Town leaked into the Penobscot River earlier this month, violating state and federal laws, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

The mill suspended production after discovering that chemicals were spilling into the river through a ruptured underground sewer line and a failed floor drain on Oct. 7.

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Source: Bangor Daily News

 

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