by Susan Sharon
Maine Public Radio news story
This week the Maine Board of Environmental Protection has opened a lengthy and complicated hearing on what some are describing the “biggest environmental morass” in Maine since the Big A Dam. Dueling experts on water quality along with residents of the Androscoggin River Valley, mill workers and government officials will testify on disputed pollution discharge permits for the Androscoggin, the river that inspired the 1972 Clean Water Act. The river is still considered the dirtiest in Maine. And as Susan Sharon reports, at the heart of the matter is how quickly it should have to be cleaned up.