Leadership

New York Harbor Oil Fire Hazard

Issue 8 and Volume 70.

New York Harbor Oil Fire Hazard In a letter sent out on August 16 to the members of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, F. J. T. Stewart, superintendent of the board, calls attention to the continued hazard arising from the discharge of oil and oily refuse from steamers who use this fluid for fuel into New York Harbor. He urges the members to do all in their power to combat the evil. Mr. Stewart’s letter follows: “The situation has now reached the point where the conhazard is considered serious by this office, and this bulletin is intended to acquaint members with this fact. so hored that members will interest themselves in the matter and endeavor to co-operate with this bureau in its attempts to secure the following remedies, which should be provided without further delay: “First—Ample facilities for prompt removal and proper disposition of oil or water containing…

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