AG’s office, NJ DOT, working to acquire Jersey City scrap metal site for $68k


The state Department of Transportation is working with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to acquire a Jersey City scrap metal company site.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Plaintiff has been unable to acquire said interest in the land and premises through bona fide negotiations with the property owner. The amount of compensation ordered by plaintiff to the property owner is $68,000, which assumes that the property is free of contamination or has been remediated,” an October 1st court filing in Hudson County Superior Court says.

While the suit was filed by the NJ DOT, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is representing them in the case against Cinelli Scrap Metals, Inc.

“Our location gives us easy access to the city without the expense of a city based business. This allows us to provide better pricing than other scrap metal recyclers. We are certified, bonded, insured, and authorized to conduct all our work,” their website says.

They are located at 757 Broadway and their facility disposes of a variety of materials including copper pipe, stainless steel, plumbing brass, cast aluminum, and much more.

The lawsuit does not make it clear what the property would be used for beyond “public use.”

“The owner of record has not provided to plaintiff any information that would necessitate further investigation of the subject property. However, due to the present use of the subject property, its environmental history, and/or presence of underground storage tanks and/or piping, there exists a reasonable possibility that there may be some type of contamination which may require further investigation and/or remediation.”

The attorney for Cinelli Scrap Metal could not immediately be reached for comment.

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