'People are scandalized:' Maine sludge shipments lead to oversight push in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (WGME) -- A mounting environmental crisis in Maine is leading to major concerns for our neighbors to the north in Canada.

As our state struggles to dispose of biosolids, also known as wastewater sludge, truckloads a day are now being shipped to the province of New Brunswick. That increase in imports is leading to questions about capacity there and if there's any risk for contamination.

"It's easy to get into trouble, especially in an environmental sense, and it's a lot harder to remediate it," Harvey Station, New Brunswick sheep farmer Ted Wiggans said. "I follow the precautionary principle, which means you don't do something until you're pretty sure the ramifications."

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