Treatment plant discharging into Kennebec River processed runoff possibly laced with ‘forever chemicals’

Treatment plant discharging into Kennebec River processed runoff possibly laced with ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, November 6, 2019
By: Kevin Miller

A wastewater treatment plant in Somerset County that discharges into the Kennebec River accepted more than 250,000 gallons of liquid runoff from a New Hampshire landfill that was potentially contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

While the wastewater accounted for a small amount of the Anson-Madison Sanitary District’s total intake, the shipments of landfill “leachate” are the latest example of ways that the toxic chemicals could be seeping into rivers, streams and groundwater in Maine. Read more.

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