- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state is accusing two companies of environmental violations at a scrap metal recycling operation in Providence and is asking a judge to order them to fix the problems.

The Department of Environmental Management and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Thursday that they have filed a complaint in Superior Court against Rhode Island Recycled Metals, its manager, Edward Sciaba Sr., and AARE, which owns the land.

The state says the companies violated the Water Pollution Control Act by improperly discharging storm water and allowing oil to spill into the Providence River. Court records show the companies have numerous violations dating back to 2010.

Officials want a judge to order the companies to fix the pollution problems.

Messages seeking comment were left with the two companies and Sciaba Thursday evening.

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