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Main Title Stream pollution : a digest of judicial decisions and a compilation of legislation relating to the subject /
Author Montgomery, Stanley D. ; Phelp, Earle B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Phelps, Earle Bernard
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C.
Publisher G.P.O.,
Year Published 1917
Report Number Public Health Bull-87
Stock Number PB-228 936
Subjects Water--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Stream pollution ; Legislation ; Water law
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 936 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 408 pages.
The digest begins with a discussion of the basic rule of common law--that each riparian proprietor has the right to have the stream come down to him with its quality unimpaired and with its quantity undiminished-and indicates the manner in which this rule has been qualified by other common-law principles and by changing conditions. This section is followed by a discussion of the interpretation given the important statutes on the subject in court decisions. The digest bears very closely upon the subject of the control of stream pollution, and the limitations of such control under the law and under the precedents of the courts are indicated. The obligation imposed by the Government upon itself in the treaty with England regarding the boundary waters between the United States and Canada (January 11, 1909) is emphasized.