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State Urged To Prevent Exposure To Harmful Chemicals Found In Sewage Sludge

Maine Public
03.19.2019
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Two weeks after Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to study the prevalence of a family of chemicals that pose potential public health risks, environment and health advocates are urging her to do more. They staged their call to action Tuesday at a dairy farm in Arundel, where contamination from the chemicals known as PFAS was discovered two years ago.

Frank Stone's family has farmed on the same land in Arundel for more than 100 years. It started with his grandfather, and now Stone and his wife run the Stoneridge dairy farm.

"These cows are our life. It's all we've ever done. It's all we've ever known. It's all we've ever wanted to do," Stone says.

But for the past two years, Stone says, his life has been a nightmare.

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