Stream Pollution and the Disposal of Waste

Archive Report

Overburdening of American Waterways with Waste

The seriousness of stream pollution in the United States is attested by the number of recent developments bearing on sewage disposal methods and the overburdening of the country's watercourses. Communities long in need of sewage treatment plants are availing themselves of federal aid in the form of grants and loans from the Public Works Administration. Large plants are being erected in communities that have throughout their history depended solely on the diluting power of adjacent waters. Regional authorities, such as the Interstate Sanitation Commission for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, are being set up to coordinate the corrective measures of neighboring states. A bill to prevent pollution of navigable waters was introduced in the last session of Congress. ...

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