[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Edgeworth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Mitigation of Emergency Conditions
[Adopted 6-21-1988 by Ord. No. 425]
The Borough may, through its personnel, agencies or engagement of independent contractors, including other political subdivisions, clean up, mitigate and abate the effects of any hazardous substances deposited upon properties within the Borough or released within the Borough.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any actual expenses incurred by the Borough in exercising its powers under § 73-1 hereof shall, except as set forth in § 73-4 hereof, be borne by the person or entity who intentionally or negligently causes such deposit or release to occur. These costs include but shall not be limited to labor costs and related fringe benefits, administrative expenses and related overhead, expenses of equipment operation, damage to equipment and other property, contracted services, expense of fire-extinguishing agents and all other proximately related expenses. In case more than one person or entity shall have intentionally or negligently caused such deposit or release, the liability of all such persons or entities to the Borough shall be joint and several.
The remedies accorded the Borough by this article shall be in addition to any other remedy at law, and the failure of the Borough to pursue its rights under this article or other law shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of similar rights arising out of any other emergency.