[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 5-31-1988 by Ord. No. 1557-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CLEANUP AND REMOVAL COSTS
- All costs associated with a discharge within the boundaries of the City of Woodbury, which shall include labor and material for the removal of hazardous substances or taking of reasonable measures to prevent or mitigate damages to the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the City of Woodbury, including the lands, private and public, therein.
- Any intentional or unintentional action or omission resulting in the release, spill, leak, emission, dump or disposal of hazardous substances into the waters or lands within the City of Woodbury, or outside the City when damage may result to the waters or lands inside the City.
- HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
- All elements and compounds, including petroleum products, as set forth within N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11b, as amended.
- Any individual, public or private corporation, companies, association, societies, firms, partnerships or joint-stock companies.
Any person who shall discharge hazardous substances within the City of Woodbury shall be strictly liable for all cleanup and removal costs incurred by the City of Woodbury or agencies and employees thereon.
Upon assessment of cleanup and removal costs, the person assessed may, within 10 days of receipt of such assessment, make a written request for a hearing before City Council exclusively upon the reasonableness of the amount assessed.
In addition to the above, the person responsible shall be liable for all reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in the collection of cleanup and removal costs.