Cities Battle Over River's Pollution LevelDecades ago, it was the inspiration for the Clean Water Act. Now, Maine's Androscoggin River is at the center of another battle. Two river towns can't agree on just how clean the river should be.
Maine's Androscoggin River was the inspiration for the Clean Water Act, but decades after it passed, the river still is not as clean as it could be.
Now, two towns on river are battling over how clean the waterway should be. One town is home to a paper mill that releases treated waste into the Androscoggin. The other wants to clean the river up so that its waterfront can be developed.