• Maine March 21, 2022 4:28 pm

    Chemicals Found in Well Water Near Maine Landfill

    Officials in Kittery, Maine, have found elevated levels of industrial chemicals and arsenic in well water near the town’s landfill. The Portsmouth Herald reported Saturday that routine checks of test wells near the Kittery Resource Recovery Facility, known as the town dump or transfer station, by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection showed elevated contaminant levels at three well sites....

  • Maine June 21, 2021 12:39 pm

    Maine's Statewide Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Starts July 1

    Maine’s statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will begin on July 1. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said it is working with retail stores and restaurants to make sure they are ready. The Maine Legislature passed the ban in 2019 and it was initially scheduled to go into effect in April 2020. The state delayed enforcement of the ban…

  • plastic bag ban December 24, 2020 3:34 pm

    Maine Delays Plastic Bag Ban for Months Due to Pandemic

    Maine is delaying by several months a statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags that was scheduled to take effect in January. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said it’s delaying enforcement of the laws that ban the bags until July 1, 2021 — the measure was due to kick in on Jan. 15, 2021. The department said in a…

  • Maine July 19, 2020 1:00 pm

    Another Invasive Plant Found in Central Maine Lake

    The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says a third species of invasive plant has been discovered in a large lake in central Maine. The department says the plant is variable-leaved water-milfoil, and it was found recently in Cobbosseecontee Lake. Plant surveyors with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed found the plant in Jug Stream, just downstream from the Annabessacook Lake dam….

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