Fighting the Bronx Sewer.

Fighting the Bronx Sewer.

A Washington dispatch of June 1 is to the effect that, on behalf of the government of the United States, the attorney-general has presented in the Supreme Court of the United States a petition for a perpetual injunction against the Bronx river sewer commission of New York, prohibiting it from permitting the discharge of the sewage of the Bronx river valley sewerage district into the waters of the Hudson river. The hill is similar to that filed by the State of New York against the State of New Jersey in the case of the Passaic valley sewerage district. In his complaint the attorney-general calls attention to the already badly polluted condition of the New York bay, and says that “any further contamination, especially in such bulk, and to he discharged in one place as contemplated and planned, will render conditions more intolerable and tend to prevent the ready assimilation of the sewage already entering those waters.” The attorney-general also declares that, in the light of modern sanitary science and engineering methods, there are other better and more advanced methods for the disposal of sewage than those proposed by the Bronx river valley sewer commissioners, so that the methods adopted for such sewage disposal to the manifest and continued injury of commerce and navigation, the public health of the port, and the property of the United States were not necessary.”

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