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Posted April 07. 2014 1:53PM

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

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Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround started when the mills began closing and continued with the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.