Landfill Water Contaminated

Updated 4 years ago

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has received the results of tests conducted on landfills in Augusta, Brunswick, and Bath.The data shows that water coming from landfills is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs, which are thrown away in household trash.Officials say this could cause ground and surface water supplies to become contaminated as well.To help solve this problem, Representative Ann Perry of Calais is sponsoring a bill which would make drug companies responsible for the collection and proper disposal of unused prescription drugs.


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