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      RS 30:2203     


§2203.  Remediation; evidence; prohibitions

A.  Any person who causes, suffers, allows, or permits hazardous waste to be transported, generated, treated, stored, or disposed in such manner that it enters any groundwaters of the state upon obtaining knowledge of such shall notify the secretary and if necessary take prompt remedial action pursuant to regulations adopted under this Subtitle or as ordered by the secretary or by the appropriate assistant secretary.

B.  The pollution of any waters of the state beneath or adjacent to any site to or from which hazardous waste has been transported or where hazardous waste has been treated, stored, or disposed, intentionally or accidentally, shall be presumed to be evidence of pollution from such site unless evidence is shown to rebut it, and the secretary may issue such orders in accordance with R.S. 30:2025 as may be necessary to contain, abate, control, and cleanup the pollution and may suspend, revoke, or terminate the operating authority of the site in addition to any other action provided by this Subtitle.

C.  This Section shall not apply to discharges into waters of the state in accordance with state or federal licenses or permits issued under the authority of this Subtitle or the regulations promulgated hereunder.

Acts 1984, No. 319, §1, eff. July 2, 1984; Acts 1999, No. 303, §1, eff. June 14, 1999.

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