Grimmel Industries

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Cleaning Up Industrial Pollution in Portsmouth
by Jeff Barnum

For several years, CLF has been working to eliminate illegal, toxic stormwater pollution from Grimmel Industries’ massive scrap-metal operation located on the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. Grimmel’s operation has taken place at the Market Street Terminal, owned by the State of New Hampshire but administered by Pease Development Authority (PDA). In a…

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Success for Great Bay Estuary, But More Progress is Needed in Action Against Grimmel Industries
by Jeff Barnum

For quite some time now, we’ve had significant concerns about industrial stormwater pollution flowing into the Piscataqua River from the massive scrap metal facility operated by Grimmel Industries. As a result of these concerns – including toxic discharges containing PCBs and mercury – CLF successfully engaged the attention of EPA, which required Grimmel to clean…

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Restoring Oyster Populations in Great Bay
by Peter Wellenberger

Most people don’t realize that oysters are only found in estuaries. At one time, oysters thrived throughout the Great Bay estuary and were highly desired for human consumption. Because oysters filter the water to feed, they also help to remove pollutants and nutrients and play an important role in keeping our estuaries clean. Unfortunately, it…