Chapter XII . . . . . . . . . Sewage and Stream PollutionNO SELF-RESPECTING fish
would enter the mouths of
many American rivers. If it did, it would face a terrific
struggle for survival among the sewage, floating cabbage
leaves, tin cans, orange peels, garbage, street refuse, industrial wastes, and other debris that competed with it for the
The silvery frost fish, a delicacy for which fishermen have
spent many happy hours angling, used to abound in the Raritan River, in densely populated northeastern New Jersey.
But that was almost two decades ago, when the waters
of the stream were relatively pure, and men as well as fish
swam in it. As late as 1922, Rutgers University, which
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Book title: America Builds: The Record of PWA.
Contributors: Public Works Administration - OrganizationName.
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Place of publication: Washington, DC.
Publication year: 1939.
Page number: 155.
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