Waldoboro school's leach field to be replaced after oil pumped into septic system - WMTW Portland

The oil company responsible for pumping thousands of gallons of heating oil into the septic tank at Medomak Middle School will replace the leach field.

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Workers from Maritime Energy had to clear feet of snow from the school's leach field just to gain access to the soil.

They are using ground warmers to remove the frozen layer of topsoil.

The warmers need at least 36 hours to thaw the soil.

The company said that tests continue to come back negative for contamination to the school's water.

The company is paying for the cleanup, and the costs of replacing the septic system.

The project should take less than two months.


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