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(a) No distiller, refiner or person dealing in or handling petroleum, having his or her refinery, yard, building or dock situated within the limits of the City, or within the watercourse jurisdiction of the City, shall cause or permit to be discharged into the Cuyahoga River, or into any stream running into the same, any petroleum, tar, residuum, gasoline or other refuse matter, not including spent acid or alkali, when the same has been entirely freed from tar, residuum or oily matter.
(b) The absence of proper apparatus for taking care of and preventing the flowing of these substances into the River, shall be deemed sufficient evidence of violation. Any works, refineries, docks or yards, so found without such apparatus, shall be suspended from operating until such time as they are provided with the necessary apparatus for preventing such nuisance.
(c) All refineries, docks, yards or works where oils or tar are refined, treated or handled, shall be thoroughly cleaned of all waste, oils, tar, residuum or other waste matter, and kept free from the same. However, such waste or refuse matter may be stored in tanks or barrels.
(Ord. No. 63410-A. Passed 9-22-24)