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US sues to compensate Penobscot Nation
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MAY 3, 2001

The federal government filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking up to $60 million to compensate the Penobscot Nation of Maine for environmental poisoning.

The claim was filed in bankruptcy court in Bangor. It seeks between $400,000 and $60 million in the event the Lincoln Pulp & Paper Co. shuts down a mill and is the site is placed on the Superfund list.

The claim states the tribe has suffered from a loss of sustenance fishing and culture because the paper mill has polluted the Penobscot River with dioxin and other toxic chemicals.

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Lincoln Pulp sued by U.S. over dioxin (The Bangor News 5/3)

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