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WATER POLLUTION—GREAT LAKES
(PART 1-LAKE ONTARIO AND LAKE ERIE)

JAIVERSITY

89-2

HEARING

STANFORD

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE OCT 1966

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERANONSENT
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

GOV'T

DIVISIO

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1966

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Government Operations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1966

67-442

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey JACK BROOKS, Texas

OGDEN R. REID, New York L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

DONALD RUMSFELD, Illinois JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

WILLIAM L. DICKINSON, Alabama ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

HOWARD H. CALLAWAY, Georgia JOHN E. MOSS, California

JOHN W, WYDLER, New York DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

ROBERT DOLE, Kansas HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

CLARENCE J. BROWN, JR., Ohio JOHN S, MONAGAN, Connecticut

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts
J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania
CORNELIUS E. GALLAGHER, New Jersey
WILLIAM J. RANDALL, Missouri
BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York
JIM WRIGHT, Texas
FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island
DAVID S. KING, Utah
JOHN G. DOW, New York
HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director

JAMES A. LANIGAN, General Counsel
MILES Q. ROMNEY, Associate General Counsel

J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel
WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, Minority Professional Staff

NATURAL RESOURCES AND POWER SUBCOMMITTEE

ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama, Chairman JOHN S. MONAGAN, Connecticut

FRANK HORTON, New York J. EDWARD ROUSHI, Indiana

HOWARD H. CALLAWAY, Georgia DAVID S. KING, Utah

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey
JOHN E. MOSS, California

PHINEAS INDRITZ, Chief Counsel
HARRY V. LERNER, Assistant Counsel

JOSEPHINE SCHEIBER, Analyst

CATHERINE L. HARTKE, Clerk
FRANCINE E. SHACTER, Assistant Clerk
JACK TAIT, Professional Staff Member

II

CONTENTS

Statement of -

Ames, Dr. Wendell R., director, Monroe County Health Department, Page

New York-

101

Bundschuh, Mrs. John J., chairman of the Water Resources Committee
of the League of Women Voters of Monroe County

39

Conable, Hon. Barber B., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.-

17

Dodge, Brig. Gen. Roy T., division engineer, U.S. Army Division,
North Central Corps of Engineers--

116

Elliott, P. T., manager, engineering, construction, maintenance, and

utilities organization, Kodak Park Works, Eastman Kodak Co.-- 12

Fink, Thomas A., chairman, Rochester Committee for Scientific

Information ----

41

Forest, Dr. Herman S., Pollution Control Committee, Genesee Con-
servation League.

138
Gosling, John W., foreman of the September 1965 grand jury of the
county of Monroe, N.Y..

133
Harris, Wayne M., chairman, Genesee Conservation League..

138
Holder, Worth D., executive vice president, Rochester Chamber of
Commerce

36

Horton, Hon. Frank, a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York..

5

Ingraham, Dr. Hollis S., commissioner of health, New York State,

representing Hon. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York

State.

80

Lamb, Hon. Frank T., mayor of Rochester, N.Y.

9

Larsen, William C., president, Monroe County Water Resources

Council.

121

Lawrence, Dr. W. Mason, deputy commissioner, New York State

Department of Conservation, presented for Mr. R. Stewart Kil-

borne, conservation commissioner and chairman, New York State

Water Resources Commission..

75

McCarthy, Hon. Richard D., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.--

11

Malone, James E., assistant to the city manager, Rochester, N.Y---- 160

Nelson, Donald C., Jr., president, Monroe County Conservation

Council.-

19

Poston, H. W., U.S. Department of the Interior, Federal Water

Pollution Control Programs, Eastern Great Lakes area.

124

Scher, Dr. Seymour, city manager of Rochester, N.Y., presented by

James E. Malone, assistant to the city manager.

160

Spisiak, Stanley P., chairman, Water Resources Committee, New York
State Conservation Council..

58
Sykes, Mrs. William A., conservation chairman, seventh district,
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc.-

54

Welsh, Hon. Matthew E., Chairman, U.S. Section, International Joint

Commission.

68

Whitaker, Gaylord C., president, Rochester Chamber of Commerce,

Rochester, N.Y...

31

Wilkenfeld, Jerome, manager, environmental health,

Hooker Chemical
Corp., representing Associated Industries of New York State, Inc. 90

Wilson, Dr. David J., Rochester Committee for Scientific Informa-

tion-

43

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Ames, Dr. Wendell R., director, Monroe County Health Department,

New York:

Coliforms-M.P.H./100 ML.-Monroe County Laboratory, by Page

date obtained, location, and water depth, certain beaches.. 110

Resolution No. 98 of the board of supervisors, Wayne County,

N.Y..

104

Statement of, with attachment-

105

Major sewage and waste disposal systems in Monroe County,

table.

107

Dodge, Brig. Gen. Roy T., division engineer, U.S. Army Division,

North Central Corps of Engineers:

Supplementary statement by ---

121

Survey investigations involving consideration of water quality-

west end of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario..

119

Dulski, Hon. Thaddeus J., a Representative in Congress from the
State of New York, statement of..

3
Elliott, P. T., manager, engineering, construction, maintenance, and
utilities organization, Kodak Park Works, Eastman Kodak Co.:
Announcement by Eastman Kodak Co., relative to plans for ad-
ditional treatment plant for industrial wastes---

24
Beach, N. F., vice president and assistant general manager, Kodak

Parks Works, Eastman Kodak Co., letter to Dewayne Day,
dated November 8, 1965.----

22
Day, Dewayne, project engineer, New York State Department

of Health, letter to N. F. Beach, dated November 17, 1965.--- 23
Flow diagram of the Kodak Park waste treatment plant.-

22
Grossman, Irving, project engineer, chief, water pollution control

section, New York State Health Department, letter to Mr.
N. F. Beach, dated December 22, 1965.-

23

Letter to the Natural Resources and Power Subcommittee dated

August 5, 1966.-

30

Harris, Wayne M., chairman, Genesee Conservation League:

Exhibit A-Statement of Herman S. Forest, professor of biology,

State University of New York, college at Geneseo, N.Y., on

behalf of Monroe County Council of Conservation Societies and

Rochester Area Botanical Faculty-

149

Exhibit B-Statement by Wilfred J. Lindner, Rochester, N.Y.,

retired New York State assistant regional conservation officer. 153

Exhibit C—Statement by Christopher Di Dio, Jr., on the con-

ditions of Lake Ontario, based on observations over a period of

years.

154

Exhibit D-Statement by James P. Alling, Rochester, N.Y.

155

Exhibit E-Letter from Thomas A. Hanna, vice president, Mathi-

son Advertising, Inc., to Wayne Harris, dated July 14, 1966.. 156

Exhibit F-

Harris, Mr. Wayne, chairman, Water and Air Pollution

Committee, Monroe County Conservation Council, Roch-

ester, N.Y., letters from-

Datz, Richard F., Rochester, N.Y.

157

Etter, Chet, president, Rochester Anglers, dated July 21,
1966.

158

Klem, G. R., vice president, Rochester Anglers, dated

July 19, 1966..

158

Pell, Erik Mauritz, Webster, N.Y., letter to Hon. Frank

Horton, a Representative in Congress from the State of
New York, dated July 12, 1966.--

156
Statement of the Monroe County Conservation Council.

146
Howe, Gordon A., county manager, Monroe County, N.Y., letter to
Hon. Robert E. Jones, dated July 21, 1966..

5

Javits, Hon. Jacob K., a U.S. Senator from the State of New York,

statement of..

3

McCarthy, Hon. Richard D., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York, statement of

Rockefeller, Hon. Nelson A., Governor of the State of New York,

letter to Hon. Robert E. Jones, dated July 1, 1966.--

2

13

Letters, statements, etc.-Continued

Scher, Dr. Seymour, city manager of Rochester, N.Y.:

History of pollution abatement procedures taken by the city of

Rochester, N.Y., since 1955, regarding sewerage facilities--

Letter to the council of the city of Rochester, N.Y., dated July 12,

1966, re status report, sewage treatment improvements.---

News release dated July 18, 1966, announcing agreement between

the city of Rochester and New York State on a major program

of sewage treatment improvements, with stipulation and order

attached.--

Nussbaumer, Clarke & Velzy, report of engineering assignments

with city of Rochester, N.Y.
Smith, Hon. Henry P., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York, statement of -
Whitaker, Gaylord C., president, Rochester Chamber of Commerce,

Rochester, N.Y., summary report on industrial waste survey-
Wilkenfeld, Jerome, manager, environmental health, Hooker Chemical

Corp., representing Associated Industries of New York State, Inc.,
statement given the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works in
Buffalo on June 17, 1965, by Charles R. Ross, a member of the Inter-

national Joint Commission of the United States and Canada --

Wilson, Dr. David J., Rochester Committee for Scientific Information,

statement of..

163

4

34

92

236

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1-Statements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Ad-

ministration.

Appendix 2-Supplemental information submitted by Dr. Hollis S. Ingra-

ham, New York State commissioner of health, concerning pure waters

action-Lake Erie-Lake Ontario drainage basins.-

Appendix 3—Materials submitted by the Rochester Committee for

Scientific Information.-

Appendix 4-Additional material submitted for the record:

Letter from Edwin W. Ameele, supervisor, town of Williamson, N.Y.,

to Hon. Frank Horton, dated July 22, 1966--

Statement of John Bain on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation.

Joint statement of several citizens of Sodus Point, N.Y.-

Letter from R. W. Goodman to the Subcommittee on Natural Re-

sources and Power, dated July 26, 1966-----

Statement of the League of Women Voters of Monroe County, bro-

chure entitled “Water Quality in Monroe County, April 1966"

Letter from F. W. Moffett, Jr., Rochester, N.Y.-

Resolution No. 287 of 1966 which was adopted by the board of super-

visors of the county of Monroe, N.Y., on July 14, 1966.-

Statement by Assemblyman S. William Rosenberg, Rochester, N.Y..

Statement by F. Ritter Shumway, president, Empire State Chamber

of Commerce

Letter from George H. Strickland, Rochester, N.Y., to Hon. Frank

Horton, dated July 26, 1966..

Summary report on liquid waste control at Xerox, submitted by A. N.

Telischak, group vice president, the Xerox Corp., August 26, 1966.

Letter from Hon. Frank Horton to Hon. James M. Quigley, Com-

missioner, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration,

Department of the Interior, dated August 1, 1966, with enclosure---

Letter from Clarence Wynd, vice president and general manager

of the Kodak Park Works, Rochester, N.Y., to Hon. Frank

Horton, dated July 29, 1966..-

Letter from Hon. James M. Quigley, Commissioner, Federal Water

Pollution Control Administration, to Hon. Frank Horton, dated

August 9, 1966....

Letter from Hon. Frank Horton to Hon. James M. Quigley, Com-

missioner, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, dated

August 22, 1966, with enclosures..

Letter from Ć. C. Peters, vice president and resident manager,

Carolina operations, Riegel Paper Corp., Riegelwood, N.C., to

Hon. Frank Horton, dated August 15, 1966--

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