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June / 1999

Natural Resources Defense Council

To compel, through litigation in federal court, an end to the extremely high levels of airborne and waterborne mercury discharges from the HoltraChem plant in Orrington, Maine. The suit is also seeking a cleanup of the mercury sediments in the Penobscot River, which is so heavily contaminated that it is among the worst mercury pollution problems in the country.