William S. Cohen Papers | Senate Legislative
Materials on Water Pollution
MS 184.108.40.206.7 Water Pollution 1979-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. These files record some of the difficulties
encountered by Maine paper companies to re-license their
hydroelectric dams, due largely to the stringent water quality
standards required by the Clean Water Act. Indian land claims issues
surrounding the licensing of the Bowater Dam in Maine are also
documented here. Legislative efforts made to ensure safe drinking
and ground water, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of
1995 (S. 1316), the Ground Water Safety Act of 1987, and the Clean
Water Act amendments of 1981 and 1987, are also documented in this
Records include copies of bills, Maine Congressional Delegation
correspondence with the EPA and the Department of the Interior, news
clippings, and research reports.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017.
Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
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