17. Operation of crematories for disposal of garbage. A crematory in any city or within ten miles of the corporate limits of any city, owned or controlled by any person or corporation or by a city, for the treatment or consuming of garbage or other refuse matter or offal, dead animals or fish, shall be so operated by the use of coke, charcoal, or other fuel device and by such appliances and methods that the offensive and noxious gases and fumes arising from the consumption or treatment of such garbage or other refuse matter or offal, dead animals or fish shall be burned or disposed of without offense or danger to the persons residing in the neighborhood of such crematory. The city authorities or the person or corporation owning or controlling such crematory shall cause the necessary devices, and fuel or other supplies to be furnished for the consumption or proper disposal of such gases and fumes. Any city authority or other person or corporation owning or controlling such crematory and any city employee or other person operating such a crematory who shall allow or permit such gases or fumes arising from the consumption of such garbage or other matter to escape and become offensive or dangerous to the persons residing in the neighborhood of such crematory, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars for each day that such offensive or noxious gases or fumes are permitted or allowed to escape, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
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