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United States v. Asbury Park

Citation: 2 ELR 20126
No. No. 84-72, 340 F. Supp. 555/3 ERC 1714/(D.N.J., 02/17/1972)

Twelve New Jersey sea coast communities are permanently enjoined from discharging sludge, a product of primary sewage treatment, into the Atlantic Ocean in violation of the Refuse Act. The Atlantic Ocean is a navigable body of water within the meaning of the Act. The discharge of municipal raw sewage is exempted from the statute's prohibition....

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