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Dredge opponents fear Penobscot River pollution

For the opponents of the Searsport dredge project, mercury contamination is the big worry. Those concerns deepened in February when the Maine Department of Marine Resources closed seven square miles to lobster and crab fishing after unsafe levels of  Read more here 08:25

State permanently closes lower Penobscot River to lobster fishing

BDNBUCKSPORT, Maine — State fishery officials have decided to permanently close 7 square miles of the lower Penobscot River to lobster and crab harvesting. The closed the area in February, citing concerns about elevated mercury levels found in lobsters along that section of river. Read more here 08:43