New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1e-62 - Joint And Severally Strict Liability Of Owners And Operators

13:1E-62. Joint and severally strict liability of owners and operators
a. Every owner or operator of a major hazardous waste facility shall be jointly and severally strictly liable, without regard to fault, for:

(1) All direct and indirect damages, no matter by whom sustained, proximately resulting from the operations or closure of the facility, including any personal injuries or medical expenses incurred as a result thereof; and

(2) The cleanup and removal of any discharge of a hazardous substance, as defined in section 3 of P.L.1976, c. 141 (C. 58:10-23.11b), which occurs at the facility;

b. The liability imposed pursuant to this section shall be subject only to the monetary limits and defenses provided in section 8 of P.L.1976, c. 141 (C. 58:10-23.11g).

L.1981, c. 279, s. 14, eff. Sept. 10, 1981.

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