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Defence Committee Formed

A great variety of opinion was ex pressed last night at Nundah at a public meeting called to protest against the pollution of Kedron Brook

by the discharge into its waters of waste from tanneries and woolscours. The meeting concluded, however, with the appointment of a defence com mittee, representative of all the dis tricts concerned, to take such steps as were from time to time found necessary. They could not say much that night, said Mr. L. C. Stupart, the convener of the meeting, because there was a court case coming along against the tanneries polluting the stream. He understood, however, that the tanneries were at last doing something about the nuisance. Mr. V. Hayes, M.L.A., said he won dered why at the outset tanneries had an outlet to Kedron Brook. That never should have occurred. Alderman Austin said that the present council deserved some credit for having moved in the matter. Sum monses had been issued against every tanner, except one. who had water running into Kedron Brook. Each of these tanners had given an under taking to consult a chemist with re gard to purification of waters run ning into the brook. The council had taken steps to prevent at all times the pollution of thp creek. The onus was now on the tanners. 'WAIT AND SEE' With the growth of the city the tanneries were not now in their right place, said Alderman Decker. They had always used the brook. The council was behind the effort to eliminate the trouble. They should all appreciate what had been done, and should sit back to see what the results would be. The value of properties in the district was declining, said Mr. C. Noble, but the rateable value re mained at the same level. Mr. P. Shaw expressed the opinion that the only solution for the trouble was to get the council to define an area Xor tanneries to go to.