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WOOLSTON’S INDUSTRIES.

THE EFFLUENT QUESTION. CHARGES AGAINST GLUE COMPANY. In the Magistrate’s Court yesterday the ease of the Christchurch Drainage Board (Mr 0. T. J. Alpers) against the New Zealand Glue Company (Mr A. F. Wright) was continued. In opening for the defence, Mr Wright pointed out that the glue industry waA an essential one. It had been so classed by the Government, and should therefore be assisted, not crushed. A strong suspicion existed that the Drainage Board’s action was due to the incident between the company’s manager ' and the inspector. Mr Wright held that from a strictly legal point of view, the company was perfectly within its rights in discharging its effluent into t’ e river. The drain in question had been constructed more than 40 years ago, and the works had been used as a glue factory before the Drainage Act was passed in 1875, and it had acquired a right with respect to the river. In conclusion Mr Wright said that the company had done everything possible to comply with the wishes of the board. C. M. Ollivier, public accountant, gave evidence with regard to the arrangements recently made in an endeavour to abate the pollution of the river. He had represented the Glue Company at the conference. Evidence in connection with', the efforts of the company to deal with the effluent was given by Christopher Cecil Davis, manager of the company. After hearing the evidence of Maurice Davis, brother of the previous witness, the Magistrate adjourned the case until ho had had an opportunity of visiting the company’s works.

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WOOLSTON’S INDUSTRIES. Sun, Volume V, Issue 1277, 16 March 1918

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