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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Dr. Merle N. Hirsch
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hirsch was a professor of Physics and chairman of the Science and Mathematics Divisions, University of Minnesota at Morris. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How he became involved in the powerline controversy. Hearing process - involvement with; effectiveness of. Environmental impact of line and Corona discharge. Commonwealth Associates report. Monitoring ozone levels produced by line. The effect of electric fields on plants and animals. West Coast trip. Science court. The possibility of an underground powerline. Need for line. Usefulness of research on powerline, especially for scientific community. Impact of controversy on farming community.
1 hour sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Hirsch, Dr. Merle N. Ph.D.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.18 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'