Screening level contaminant survey of the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Metadata Updated: May 12, 2018

The 9,337-acre Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Town of Milford, Maine. Along the refuge’s southern boundary is the former Town of Milford Municipal Landfill. It was closed and capped in 1995. The Fort James Corporation operated a paper mill sludge landfill along the northern edge of the refuge between 1978 and 1996. In July 1993, three pairs of surface water and sediment samples were collected from locations along the refuge border and within the refuge from Baker Brook, Buzzy Brook and Sunkhaze Stream. Later in the same summer, chain pickerel and yellow perch were collected from two Sunkhaze Stream locations within the refuge, at the confluence of Baker Brook and at the confluence with Buzzy Brook. Water, sediment, and fish samples were analyzed for various contaminants including trace elements, organophosphate pesticides, organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and furans. The purposes of this screening level survey were: (1) to determine baseline levels of environmental contaminants on Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and (2) to assess the impact of potential contaminant sources located adjacent to the refuge.

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Metadata Created Date December 2, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 12, 2018

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Metadata Created Date December 2, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 12, 2018
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