Rumford Man Is Afraid of Poop But Not 80,000 Bees

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rumford manRUMFORD, Maine — Raw sewage was pumped from the site of a sewer-pipe replacement project onto a neighbor’s land and through a culvert under Route 2 that drains into the Androscoggin River, town officials acknowledged Friday. The neighbor, Eric Davis, said he feared pollutants from the sewage would get into the nectar of wildflowers that his hives of 80,000 honeybees tap. The Rumford man said he notified the Maine Department of Environmental Protection of the sewage issue on June 27. Depending on the DEP investigation finding, the town could be fined from $100 to $10,000 a day for the illegal discharge of sewage into the Androscoggin River watershed, said John Glowa, DEP environmental specialist. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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