(AUGUSTA)— The Maine Department of Environmental (DEP) will be starting the last of three American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded petroleum remediation projects in Washington County this week. The work will consist of the removal of two abandoned gasoline underground storage tanks and approximately 300 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil at the former Pitt-Stop gas station, now the Lighthouse Market in Jonesport. The project is starting on Friday, November 20th and should be finished by next Wednesday. The estimated cost of this project is $65,000.
Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. 138 Main Street, Jonesport
Along with the other two petroleum contaminated soil removals completed in Washington County this fall at the former Indian River Varity in Addison and Daggets Store in Topsfield, the DEP will have spent approximately $600 thousand of federal economic stimulus funds in Washington County, making Washington County the largest recipient of this type of cleanup funding.
David McCaskill cell: (207) 592-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Demkowicz (207) 287-7680 email@example.com