- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State officials want a court-appointed receiver to take over a Providence scrap metal recycling company.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and the Department of Environmental Management argue that Rhode Island Recycled Metals lacks the financial resources to responsibly operate its business and complete a clean-up plan.

The Providence Journal reports (bit.ly/1Jvq6F1) the move was prompted by fears over a crane docked in the Providence River off the company’s property that was leaning over a submerged pipe that supplies drinking water to East Providence. The crane has since been righted.

Officials say they’re also concerned the company’s shoreline alterations potentially released pollutants into the river.

A hearing on officials’ receivership proposal started Dec. 14. The next court date hasn’t been scheduled.

A lawyer for Recycled Metals didn’t return a message seeking comment.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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