[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Bridgewater 4-1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them, except when the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- The dumping, burying or release of any hazardous wastes anywhere within Bridgewater Township.
- HAZARDOUS WASTES
- All flammables, toxics, poisons, reactives, corrosives, low-level nuclear waste materials and high-level nuclear waste materials, which, because of their quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics, may:
- A. Cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in morbidity in either an individual or the total population; or
- B. Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human (or animal) health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed.
- Every natural person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or institution.
- The treatment, preparation or handling of hazardous waste by some special method.
- The holding or temporary deposit of hazardous wastes anywhere within Bridgewater Township, above or below ground.
It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate, bury, process or dispose of hazardous wastes within the limits of Bridgewater Township.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
In the case of any continuing action or remaining instances in violation of this chapter, the Township Board of Supervisors may institute in the name of the Township any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, restrain, correct or abate the problem constituting a violation.