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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday November 15, 2020 ( 4 items )  

CDC: Multiple COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to a Wedding Reception in Rural Maine - August 7-September 14, 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by Parag Mahale: Summary What is already known about this topic? Large gatherings pose a high risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. What is added by this report? A wedding reception with 55 persons in a rural Maine town led to COVID-19 outbreaks in the local community, as well as at a long-term care facility and a co  more

Nearing Full Implementation, EPA's Lean Management System Delivers Results on Brownfields Projects in Maine
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 13 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release on Nov. 12: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has implemented the EPA Lean Management System (ELMS) to 83% of the agency across the U.S. In EPA Region 1, the new system helped increase the number of sites brownfields sites that are now ready for redevelopment and improve management of Superfund site cleanups. "EPA's Lean Management System is delivering d  more

NOAA Fisheries Science Helps Maine's Pioneering Sea Scallop Farmers
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Nov. 10 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: A trait fishermen and scientists share is adaptability: the trait required to think on your feet, be comfortable with uncertainty, and repurpose resources when necessary. "Adaptable" is a word that perfectly describes Marsden Brewer, a third-generation commercial fisherman, who is also a scallop farmer and owner of PenBay Farmed Scallops. Brewer's business is the result o  more

TSA Introduces New Baggage Screening Equipment at Bangor International Airport
BANGOR, Maine, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release on Nov. 12: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed a new piece of high-tech checkpoint screening equipment at Bangor International Airport. The new equipment screens passenger carry-on baggage and other items and has the potential to decrease the need for manual searches; whether it is a suitcase, duffel-bag, knapsack, handbag, box  more