Mark is the retired Bureau Director for Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He worked to clean up Superfund
sites in Maine. He speaks of many acronyms, CERCLA and the devoted and brilliant people he had the pleasure to work with through the EPA. Since 1980, our government has been working to clean up toxic chemicals from air, water and soil in many different settings.
Mark wants people to realize that they have the right to know if they are living near toxic chemicals so they can prepare and plan, as needed. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) is a great resource.
Mark thinks Mama Earth would want us all to pay closer attention to what we are buying (such as PFAS products) and using, (including our water). He recommends comprehensively testing residential well water every two years. For information on financial assistance to test well water in Maine, click here.
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