Leadership

POLLUTION OF NEW YORK BAY.

Issue 13 and Volume 39.

POLLUTION OF NEW YORK BAY. In a letter to the New York Tribune Gustav H. Schwab states that the New York Bay pollution commission through its investigations has established the fact that more than 455,000,000 gallons of sewage are now emptied into New York bay and the tidal waters of the metropolitan district every clay, and that in this putrid mass there are now more than I,000 tons of solid matter discharged into the waters contiguous to New Yorkcity daily. “Should the plan to construct a Passaic valley trunk sewer for the drainage of a number of large cities of New Jersey be carried out (he says), New York harbor will ultimately receivc an additional volume of 390,000.000 gallons of sewage emptied into the bay at one point, about three-quarters of a mile north of Robbins Reef lighthouse, every day. The New York Bay pollution commission in the course of…

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