This chapter shall be liberally construed to give effect to its purposes, which are as follows:
   (A)   To shift the burden of liability for threatened or actual hazardous substance incidents from the taxpayers of the village to those persons defined as liable hereunder; and
   (B)   To deter potentially liable persons from allowing hazardous substance incidents to occur; and
   (C)   To protect the safety and living environment of the residents of the village.
(Ord. 2001-O-16, passed 6-5-01)