Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 19.7
Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-19.7-2

§ 23-19.7-2. Legislative findings, policy, and intent.

The general assembly recognizes and declares that the people of the state desire to promote high standards of human health and a clean and wholesome environment; that industries within the state generate hazardous wastes in the course of their operations and have difficulty in obtaining appropriate hazardous waste management services at reasonable costs; that a shortage of environmentally acceptable and reasonably available hazardous waste management facilities threatens to undermine the high standards of human health, the clean and wholesome environment, and the continued economic growth which the people of the state desire to promote; that the technology and management practices presently exists to manage hazardous wastes without unacceptable risk to public health or the environment; and that it is necessary that a hazardous waste management facility siting process be established which protects the interests of all the state’s citizens.

History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 197, § 1.