Emergency Services ‘Increasingly Charging’ for Spill Clean-Up
Union Township, N.J., recently adopted an ordinance that for the first time enables the township to bill trucking companies and others responsible for hazmat spills. The Union Township ordinance allows for recovery of costs for personnel, including workers’ compensation, benefits and administrative time; equipment and materials such as fire suppression foam and chemical agents; and protective clothing and gear used at the scene of incidents.
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