Focus: Western Maine piece on the continued debate
"Focus: Western Maine" piece on the continued debate over the cleanliness of the Androscoggin River. A report released in May by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection found that the paper mills that remain along the river no longer release dioxins into the water. International Paper (IP), with a mill in Jay, was quick to take credit for its part in improving the river. But Nick Bennett of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), said the Androscoggin remains a threat to the species that live there, and he places blame squarely on IP. NRCM has filed an intent to sue IP for what it says is the company's continued pollution of the Androscoggin. Meanwhile, tourism-related usage of the river is on the rise, and many locals say that the appearance of cleanliness is enough to satisfy visitors from away.
Denkmire, John, "Focus: Western Maine piece on the continued debate" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3230.
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