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65-3411. Orders to prevent pollution or hazard. If the secretary finds that the generation, accumulation, management or discharge of solid waste by any person is, or threatens to cause pollution of the land, air or waters of the state, or is a hazard to property in the area or to public health and safety, the secretary may order the person to alter the generation, accumulation or management of the solid waste or to provide and implement such solid waste management system as will prevent or remove pollution or hazards. The secretary may order any person having a permit issued pursuant to this act and operating a public or commercial solid waste management system, or any part thereof, which the secretary finds suitable to manage the solid waste, to provide and implement a solid waste management system or part thereof to prevent or remove such pollution or hazard. Such order shall specify a fair compensation to the owner or permittee for property taken or used and shall specify the terms and conditions under which the permittee shall provide such solid waste management services. Such order shall specify the length of time, after receipt of the order during which the person or permittee shall provide or implement the solid waste management system or alter the generation accumulation or management of the solid waste.

History: L. 1970, ch. 264, § 11; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 164; L. 1977, ch. 221, § 5; L. 1981, ch. 251, § 25; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 97; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Groundwater Pollution I: The Problem and the Law," Robert L. Glicksman, George Cameron Coggins, 35 K.L.R. 75, 158 (1986).

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