Aerial oversight: Photoessay shows that 1940's era acid waste still erodes & seeps into Stockton Harbor from GAC Chemical's property.

By Ronald Huber | Aug 09, 2014
Photo by: Robert Huber Legacy industrial wastes erode into Stockton Harbor from GAC Chemical property.

On July 17, 2014, Project Lighthawk took Friends of Penobscot Bay over GAC Chemical's property to check on the status of wooden containment cells built along  the shore of Kidder Point i the 1940s.  Set up to hold wastes from fertilizer, acid and alum production, they are now failing, allowing significant amounts of highly acidic phosphogypsum and bauxite mud to enter the intertidal cove alongside the point. The flight confirmed last year's flight when these waste discharges were also observed.

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