Ohio, alleging that foreign corporations were polluting Lake Erie's waters by discharging mercury into tributaries of Lake Erie, sought to invoke the original jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court by moving for leave to file a bill of complaint. Ohio desired a decree declaring the alleged pollution a public nuisance, granting injunctive relief, ordering removal of the mercury, and requiring payment of damages. The Court denied the motion for leave to file the bill of complaint. Ohio v. Wyandotte Chemicals Corp., 401 U.S. 493 (1971).
Original Jurisidiction—Interstate Water Pollution: Alternatives to the Original Jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court—Ohio v. Wyandotte Chemicals Corp., 401 U.S. 493 (1971),
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