Jun 9, 2008

Stockton Harbor - GAC spill intentional?

News: "An aqua ammonia spill at GAC Chemical Corp over the holiday weekend was due to either human error or intentional tampering, a company official said Tuesday morning." Read media story here.

General Alum, formerly Delta Chemical, has a long history of pollution problems; under pressure from Penobscot Bay Watch and Conservation Law Foundation , the company has cleaned up some of its waste clogged outfall pipes and reduced acid spillage into the bay.
Kudos to the Searsport Fire Department's 11 responders, Searsport Police Officer Jessica Danielson and Maine DOT for their quick and effective response to the spill, stopping the aqua ammonia from reaching the harbor. Government at its best.

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