§1280. Emergency actions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/047/01280
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

047

:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL






Subchapter

001
:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL










 

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1280. Emergency actions

Notwithstanding

any other provision of this chapter, upon receipt of evidence that a pollution

source or combination of sources, including industrial users of publicly owned

treatment works, is presenting an imminent and substantial endangerment to

water or groundwaters or to the health of persons or to the welfare of persons

by endangering their livelihood, the secretary may bring suit on behalf of the

state in superior court in the county where the source is located to immediately

restrain any person causing or contributing to the alleged pollution to stop

the discharge or introduction of the waste causing or contributing to that

pollution or to take other action as may be necessary. (Added 1973, No. 103, §

15, eff. April 24, 1973; amended 1981, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 25.)
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