Defendant operated an oil refinery and deposited waste therefrom on his land. The percolating waters under his land were a part of the supply for the plaintiff's well on adjoining land. These waters were contaminated and rendered plaintiff's well water unfit for human or livestock consumption. Held, that in the absence of negligence this was not a nuisance, but was damnum absque injuria. Rose v. Socony-Vacuum Corp., (R. I. 1934) 173 Atl. 627.

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