The board asked what treatments the treated habitat water and slaughter-water would get before they reach the outfall pipe? Where will effluent plumes discharging from the outfall go? Where will the filtered out solids go? What if over-nitrification of the water causes algae blooms?
The state's bad idea is to wait until the project is built and operating for a year before using dye tests to figuring out if there will be too much waste in the wrong places in Penobscot Bay.
But if the answer turns out to be yes, then what? If cutting production makes it unprofitable, won't the fish company close down? Or will Nordic merely have to pay a Wergild for the injury to the bay, and go on polluting?