Carteret reaches $7.4M settlement with former smelter operator

CARTERET — The borough has reached a more than $7 million settlement with the owner of an old metals-refining factory to complete its cleanup of contaminated areas at its former smelter site.

(Photo provided by Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman’s office)

The settlement requires U.S. Metals Refining Company to pay $4.25 million to end further litigation and to fund environmental and public health initiatives in the borough, Mayor Daniel Reiman said. The company will also pay an additional $3.15 million during the next 10 years.

U.S. Metals is the former operator of a …read more

Source: Middlesex

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