Cannabis may be a surprising solution to Maine’s ‘forever chemicals’ problem

Read the full story in the Bangor Daily News.

When the U.S. government turned over more than 600 acres of the former Loring Air Force Base to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in 2009, the land was so polluted it was categorized as a federal superfund site.

While many of the toxins have been removed, concerning levels remain in the soil and water.

It turns out that when it comes to neutralizing at least one group of toxic chemicals, the solution may be planting cannabis. Lots of it.

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