metal into the upper estuary of Penobscot Bay has been underway for some time.
Were it not for the disastrous consequences to the bay and state's fishery, and the political consequences for the LePage Administration, the state would also close the water of the upper bay, where unsafely mercury tainted lobsters were also found.
The headlines alone are a horror.
"Penobscot River closed to lobster, crab harvests"
"Mercury_contamination in Penobscot River lobsters was known for 8 years"
Fisherman to find new place for traps after lobstering banned downstream from former chemical plant