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2022 - 2023
Meduxnekeag River (ME)

 GRS Project

This project was completed in 2023.  The 6 Geographic Response Strategies that were developed are listed below and are available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.

MX-ME-04 Maliseet Tribal Nation South

MX-ME-05 Maliseet Tribal Nation Lowery Rd Bridge

MX-ME-06 Littleton Framingham Rd Bridge

MX-ME-01 Houlton West

MX-ME-02 Houlton Riverfront

MX-ME-03 Houlton WWTP


EPA Region 1

Karen Way

GRS Project Coordinator


Nuka Research

Mike Popovich

Senior Project Manager


View the Project Overview Presentation 
Initial Work Group/Site Selection Meeting

January 17, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

via Zoom Video Conference

Work Group participants were briefed on project goals and timeline, reviewed the site sensitivity data compiled by Work Group members including the EPA, Maine DEP, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Nuka Research, and identified up to 6 sites for GRS development.

Site Surveys

June 7, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Starting at Houlton Riverfront Park

Work Group Participants
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
  • Aristook County
  • Towns of:
    • Hammond
    • Hill
    • Hodgdon
    • Houlton
    • Linneus
    • Littleton
    • Ludlow
    • Maliseet Tribe
    • Monticello
    • New Limerick

Work Group members conducted site surveys at multiple predetermined locations to obtain additional information about each GRS site, to inform the development of tactics, logistics, and other elements.

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting

June 29, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

via Zoom Video Conference

The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRS development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the Meduxnekeag River. The Sub-Group reviewed the draft GRS maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team. Changes to these initial tactics and strategies were made and the GRS were updated prior to final review by the Work Group. 

Final Work Group Meeting

August 9, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

via Zoom Video Conference

This was the final meeting of the Meduxnekeag River GRS Work Group. During this meeting, each draft GRS was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.

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