"Feature Story" piece on the town of Corinna, where the Eastland Woolen Mill for
"Feature Story" piece on the town of Corinna, where the Eastland Woolen Mill for years dumped a dye chemical containing chlorobenzene into the East Branch of the Sebasticook River, which ran beneath the mill. The chemical has been charted to a depth of 20-40 feet. The Environmental Protection Agency listed the mill as a Superfund site and is now preparing to demolish it and clean up the contamination. Despite the mill's long connection to the town, residents are glad. A dam will be eliminated, letting the river run free, and the demolition paves the way for a new village center and a restored view of the mill pond and Corundel Lake, the second largest flyway in the state for migratory birds. Realignment of Route 7 in the downtown area is critical to the town's redevelopment plans and to EPA's plan to demolish the existing Main Street bridge. The river will be permanently rerouted and a new bridge built. With details on the history of the mill and its bankruptcy, on the plans for the downtown village center, and on reactions of residents to the passing of the mill and the new vision for the town.
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Howard, Marie, ""Feature Story" piece on the town of Corinna, where the Eastland Woolen Mill for" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4306.
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