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Illegal Fireworks Displays Leave Behind Large Amounts of Trash on Maine Beaches

Public works employees found two truckloads worth of fireworks debris following Fourth of July celebrations.

Public works employees in Maine found two truckloads worth of fireworks debris following Fourth of July celebrations. The canisters, broken beach chairs, plastic and other waste were found on Pine Point Beach in Scarborough and other area beaches.

Maine Public has more information:

Public works employees say they found two truckloads worth of fireworks debris at a Maine beach in apparent contempt of current prohibitions on beach fireworks.

Spent fireworks canisters, busted beach chairs, plastic bits and other remnants were found strewn across Pine Point Beach in Scarborough early Thursday. The Portland Press Herald reports town officials say they have a perennial problem around the Fourth of July trying to enforce the fireworks ban.

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