Leadership

Pollution of New York Harbor.

Issue 14 and Volume 43.

Pollution of New York Harbor. Notice has been served upon the governor of New Jersey that the Merchants’ Association of New York will fight to prevent the construction of the New Jersey trunk sewer, which, if completed according to the plans announced, will empty into the waters of the upper bay, near Robbins Reef. More than a year ago, Edward Hatch, jr., chairman of the association’s pollution committee, addressed a letter to the secretary of the Passaic valley sewage commission, in which he formally warned him of the association’s determination to oppose the carrying out of the project. The commission entirely ignored the communication. Touching upon the legal aspects of the situation, Mr. Hatch says: “VVe are advised that the oftrepeated statement that the State of New Jersey owns to the middle of the river may be correct: but such ownership does not give the State of New Jersey control…

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