Title

Fifty Years of Cleaner Waters

Authors

Frances Mize

Source

Island Journal

Date

2022

Pages

18-23

Abstract

In 1972, the Clean Water Act became law. The articles discusses the effects of pollution on Maine's rivers, especially the Androscoggin and how that river galvanized Maine Senator Edmund Muskie's support for the legislation. New challenges face Maine's waters today, with much of the current threat coming from wastewater treatment facilities, where PFAS chemicals, old piping which can allow the leaching of pollutants into the ground, extreme weather events, and lack of funding for infrastructure upgrades are among the challenges.

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