The scrap metal recycling company on the Providence waterfront that the state is suing for alleged environmental violations, is scheduled to be back in Court later this morning. The Court will issue a few orders.
The state attorney general’s office and the Department of Environmental Management jointly filed a lawsuit against Rhode Island Recycled Metals. These two state agencies are asking the Court to order the company to clean up and recap the scrap metal yard, a former Superfund site.
They are also asking the Court to order the company to remove sunken and junk vessels, including an old Russian submarine. The Court granted a temporary restraining order a few weeks ago, which was supposed to stop the company from collecting new junk and start some preliminary cleanup.
According to a spokesperson at the state attorney general office’s, the company did not comply with the temporary restraining order.
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