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Thu, Feb. 1st, 2007, 02:24 am
smushedfairy: Corinna Maine

Hi, I found this community by searching "super fund site"

My husband and I are looking to move to middle Maine, maybe Corinna Maine. Land is ample and inexpensive and I want a garden and some chickens.

Does anyone have first hand experience about Corinna? It's downtown was declared a superfund site in 2000 and abatement was begun and I am wondering just how is it still?

I understand that the major chemical was benzene from textile processing and that it spilled into the river and that a few private wells were also contaminated and that thousands of pounds of soil were removed from the downtown area.

Soooo 6 years later how is it? What is happening in Corinna?

I appreciate any first hand knowledge that can be sent my way because the facts only say so much.

Sat, Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
finiteelement: Corinna Maine Eastland Superfund Site

Primary technical info:

http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/eastland

Senior housing built on the site in 2006:

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/7c02ca8c86062a0f85257018004118a6/7a0d94f4bfea556785257124007e6bd8!OpenDocument

Chlorobenzenes are not particularly toxic, persistent, or mobile compared to many other organic compounds. They are also frequently found in association with fuel spills or dischages.

Fri, Mar. 2nd, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): I live in Corinna.

Hi there. We live in Corinna and can answer your questions. The superfund site is all cleaned up and the town is making good use of the land.

Our e-mail is jrenshaw@hotmail.com

~ Jodi