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Originally published in Compass, January 3, 2013
MERI to host presentation on threat of open pit mining in Maine

Nick Bennett, staff scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine

Nick Bennett, staff scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will lead a discussion at MERI in Blue Hill, about the threat Maine’s new open-pit mining law could pose to Maine’s waters and wildlife.

Did you know that the defunct Callahan mine in Brooksville operated for only four years, closed in 1972, and is now a toxic Superfund site that has already cost taxpayers $23 million and clean up continues?

Natural Resources Council of Maine staff scientist Nick Bennett will speak in Blue Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, about the threat Maine’s new open-pit mining law could pose to Maine’s waters and wildlife and what you can do to help, according to a press release. NRCM is teaming up with the Marine Environmental Research Institute for this informative evening. MERI’s Director, Dr. Susan Shaw, will begin the event with an introduction to some of MERI’s current work. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Todd Martin at todd@nrcm.org or 430-0115. MERI is located at 55 Main Street in Blue Hill.