When nature isn't so good


Field work by the Maine Geological Survey has revealed that a number of private wells in greater Augusta contain dangerous levels of arsenic, uranium, and radon. The culprit, said Maine State Geologist Robert Marvinney, is not human pollution, but Mother Earth herself.

The bedrock into which these wells are drilled can dissolve these organic poisons into the well water over time, Marvinney said, making it unhealthy to drink.

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