Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Dr. Merle N. Hirsch


Description 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.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Place Subject: Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Hirsch, Dr. Merle N. Ph.D.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/20/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.18
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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