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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Sep 1912, p. 6

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A joint international commission will meet in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 1 to establish a program to investigate pollution of great lakes and other boundary waters between the U.S. and Canada. This meeting is expected to hasten the negotiations currently going on between the Evanston City Council and officers of the Sanitary District. The commission will investigate to what extent, by what causes and where pollution has made boundary waters dangerous. The Water Ways Treaty of 1909, between the U.S. and Great Britain, under article IV, prohibits pollution. Chicago is the only city on the Great Lakes that doesn't send it's sewage into its water supply. The secretaries of the commission, under the direction of Chairman Tawney of the U.S. and Chairman Casgrain of Canada, have asked mayors of all cities along the boundary for their data on water supply and sewage. The data will be submitted at the Oct. meeting. The commission is organized to report recommmendations and these are non-binding. Because of Article IX of the Treaty, legislation is not necessary. The commission members will comply with whatever is recommended.

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19 Sep 1912
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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To Discuss Pollution