Androscoggin River, New Hampshire, 1981
Photograph by Sandy Felsenthal
Steam and sulfides billow from the James River Corporation pulp and paper mill on the Androscoggin River in Berlin, New Hampshire. The plant opened in 1853 as a sawmill and quickly grew into one of the foremost chemical pulp mills in the world.
Malodorous pollution from the now closed facility inspired the local adage, "Want to find Berlin? Just follow your nose."