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April 18, 2017

EPA eyes Lincoln mill CEO to oversee early cleanup efforts

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to have Keith Van Scotter, CEO of the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, oversee some of the initial environmental cleanup at the site.

The Bangor Daily News reported that EPA’s proposal calls for Van Scotter to oversee contractors removing radioactive materials, asbestos and other hazardous waste from the site that includes waste oil, papermaking chemicals and asbestos.

The proposal is subject to formal approval by the EPA and a bankruptcy judge, the newspaper reported.

Initial work would cost roughly $250,000, but the total cleanup costs, including remediation along the Penobscot River, could exceed $70 million, the BDN reported.

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