Maine Hazardous Substance Sites, Question No. 4 (1990)

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The Maine Hazardous Substance Sites Bond Issue, also known as Question No. 4, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $3 million in bonds for the investigation, abatement, clean up and mitigation of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites that were deemed a hazard to public health, the environment and ground water quality.[2]

Background

Since 1983, voters had approved two other bond issues to support the work outlined in this measure, including one in 1984 and one in 1988.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Question No. 4 (1990)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 320,740 63.77%
No182,22736.23%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue for the investigation, abatement, clean up and mitigation of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites that pose a hazard to public health, the environment and ground water quality? [4]

Polls

A poll taken before the election in May found 80 percent of residents supported the measure.[2]

Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
May 1990 Capital News Service 80% 16.2% 3.8% 764

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 28, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bangor Daily News, "Bond issues would aid two cleanup programs," October 31, 1990
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  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.