Androscoggin River Recovery

The World

Forty years ago, Northern New England’s Androscoggin river was cited as one of the nation’s ten dirtiest waterways. This was no surprise, considering that the surrounding towns and industries had been using the river as a waste-removal system for generations. More recently, the Androscoggin has been making a steady comeback. Wildlife is returning to the area. Ironically, however, the renewal of the river may bring with it a new set of potential environmental problems. Maine Public Radio’s Andrea De Leon has the story.

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