[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward: Art. I, 10-9-85 by L.L. No. 1-1985; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; 6-27-88 by L.L. No. 3-1988 (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I); Art. II, 3-27-89 as L.L. No. 4-1989. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Local Law Restricting the Dumping of Hazardous Waste and Materials in the Town of Fort Edward."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HAZARDOUS WASTE AND MATERIALS
- Any substance or material in a form which may pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property when disposed of in the Town of Fort Edward.
The Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward recognizes that the regulation of hazardous waste and materials placed in the Town of Fort Edward has become imperative in order to protect human life, health, property and the environment.
The dumping of hazardous waste and materials in the Town of Fort Edward is prohibited. Any Town of Fort Edward employee or agent employed in the Town of Fort Edward need not accept for dumping any waste or materials that he feels may be hazardous, unless the waste or materials are properly identified and described.
Any person, corporation, joint association or partnership that causes or permits the dumping of hazardous waste or materials in the Town of Fort Edward in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Each violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.) or the maximum allowed under current law and/or imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.
[Adopted 3-27-89 as L.L. No. 4-1989]
The Fort Edward Town Board believes that one (1) of its most basic goals and responsibilities is to provide the best possible living environment and quality of life for town residents. In keeping with this responsibility and principle, it is of the utmost importance that actions be taken to ensure that the public is protected from potential hazards as may be introduced into the environment arising from the disposal of radioactive and/or nuclear waste material.
Said Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward hereby prohibits the disposal of radioactive and/or nuclear waste materials and similar such hazardous materials within the geographic boundaries of the Town of Fort Edward, County of Washington, State of New York, as may be generated by sources from outside of such geographic boundaries.