Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co.,
240 U.S. 650 (1916)

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Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co., 240 U.S. 650 (1916)

Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Company

No. l, Original

Decree, entered April 3, 1916

240 U.S. 650




Ordered to be entered, and former decrees modified as to escapement of fumes, as to records to be kept in regard thereto, and also as to expense of inspection and division of costs.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE announced the following order:

This cause coming on to be heard on the report of the Inspector heretofore appointed to observe operations of the plant and works of defendant The Ducktown Sulphur, Copper and Iron Company, Limited, and upon consideration thereof

It is now here ordered, adjudged, and decreed (and all former decrees are accordingly modified) as follows:

1. That defendant The Ducktown Sulphur, Copper and Iron Company, Limited, hereafter shall not permit escape into the air from its works of fumes carrying more than 45% of the sulphur contained in green ores subjected to smelting.

2. That it shall not hereafter, from April 10 to October 1 in any year, permit escape into the air of gases the total sulphur content of which shall exceed 25 tons during one day, and not more than 50 tons per day shall be permitted to escape at other times.

3. That it shall keep a daily record of the amount of green ores smelted, sulphur in green ore, acid made, sulphur in acid, percentum of sulphur recovered, sulphur escaping, and percentum of sulphur escaping, so that statements may be compiled therefrom substantially the same as Table 3, page 19, printed report of the Inspector.

Page 240 U. S. 651

It shall also keep a weather record showing direction and velocity of wind, humidity, temperature, and pressure at intervals of six hours. These records, verified by the oath of a responsible officer or employee of the defendant, shall be reported to the clerk of this Court immediately after the end of each calendar month.

4. That it shall deposit with the clerk of this Court an additional sum of $125.40 to cover expenses and compensation of inspector.

5. That the clerk shall pay to Dr. John T. McGill, inspector heretofore appointed, the sum of $3,375.40-$3,000 being compensation for services, and $375.40 to meet expenses incurred in excess of payments heretofore made to him.

6. The costs of the proceedings in the cause from February 24, 1914, to this date, will be charged to defendant the Ducktown Sulphur, Copper, & Iron Company, Limited; costs accruing prior to February 24, 1914, will be divided equally between the Tennessee Copper Company and the Ducktown Sulphur, Copper, & Iron Company, Limited.

7. The cause will be retained on the docket until further order of the Court.

April 3, 1916.

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