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We are pleased to announce the court has preliminarily approved the proposed settlement. Once the settlement is final, the parties will begin working with the trustee on an actionable plan that prioritizes the best interests of the river. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for public participation.


A collaborative, actionable plan for cleanup of mercury in the Penobscot River Estuary.


Maine People’s Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Mallinckrodt US LLC have filed a proposed consent decree to settle litigation over mercury contamination in the Penobscot River. Once reviewed and approved by the Court, the settlement would accelerate the recovery of Maine’s largest river and advance a healthy, vibrant future for the surrounding communities.

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