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Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948

Contributed by Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Summary page from the Androscoggin River Technical Committee's 1948 report.

From 1943 to 1977, Dr. Walter A. Lawrance, a Bates College professor, with assistance from other researchers produced reports on the condition of the river.

The study followed a similar model each year, beginning in the early summer and concluding in the early to mid fall. The first report, produced in 1943, was dedicated to determining the intensity and cause of the river's noxious odor in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

By 1948, the annual report was produced by the Androscoggin River Technical Committee, led by Lawrance, and was expanded to include press coverage on issues relative to the Androscoggin River and pollution control efforts, and reports on using sodium nitrate as a means of supplying oxygen to the river water.

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  • Title: Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948
  • Creator: Androscoggin River Technical Committee
  • Creation Date: 1948
  • Subject Date: 1948
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: MC099 Walter A. Lawrance Papers, Series I.A: Androscoggin River Studies
  • Collection: Walter A. Lawrance Papers
  • Object Type: Text

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
(207) 786-6354
http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/

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