Environmental Pollution: Discharge of Raw Human Wastes from Railroad Trains, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session, July 28, 1970 [open pdf - 29MB]
This is the July 28, 1970 hearing titled "Environmental Pollution: Discharge of Raw Human Wastes from Railroad Trains," held before the House Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. From the opening statement of Henry S. Reuss: "Our hearing today concerns the practice by the railroad industry in this country of discharging human wastes, garbage, and other polluting materials from railway cars onto rail rights-of-way. According to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare about 24 million pounds or 16 million gallons of human wastes are discharged annually from toilets in locomotives and cabooses. About 19,500,000 gallons of untreated concentrated human wastes are discharged from noncommuter passenger cars." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: E. Bayne Blankenship, Barrie S. Cliff, Charles C. Edwards, Thomas M. Goodfellow, Ralph Nader, and Henry S. Reuss.
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