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Water contamination prompts racing barn to close


October 7, 2016, Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs plans to close its horse barn by the end of October, citing an ongoing problem with water contamination caused by horse manure.

Mike Sweeney, spokesman for the harness racing facility, said that an analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency showed “there was some seepage of nutrients from the manure into the groundwater in the area. We obviously do not want to be in non-compliance of EPA regulations.” READ MORE