A large oceanside aquaculture system, a church, and an international maritime training center are among the enterprises preparing to open at the site of a former paper mill on the banks of the Penobscot River in Bucksport. Thanks to Bucksport, a town with the foresight to put money aside, as well as Eastern Maine Development Corporation which worked to involve the community, and a planning process that took seriously the need for a diverse economic base, this former industrial town will again have a vibrant coast, although one that is very different from its industrial past.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Verso Paper Mill, Bucksport, Maine.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Brownfields Success Story: Verso Paper Mill, Bucksport, Maine (PDF)(2 pp, 212 K, May 2020, EPA 560-F-20-013)