3 Maine firms hit with environmental penalties

State and federal environmental regulators have issued fines towards three outstanding Maine firms, settling separate circumstances involving probably damaging chemical compounds used of their manufacturing operations.

A state penalty of $101,400 was authorized towards ND Paper in Outdated City by way of an administrative consent settlement with the Division of Environmental Safety. Individually, the U.S. Environmental Safety Company issued $373,490 in penalties towards Jasper Wyman & Son and Barber Meals for chemical security violations.

Within the ND Paper case, state environmental regulators reported that 30,720 gallons of a sodium hydroxide combine was poured by way of a drain in September and October 2020 due to an open valve.