PDA to hold public hearing on Grimmel lease renewal

Nov 14, 2008 | 10:32 AM | Michael Marley

The Pease Development Authority (PDA), the state agency that manages the docks at Portsmouth, N.H., has been asked to hear public comments about whether it should renew scrap exporter Grimmel Industries Inc.'s lease at the port for another year.

The public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 25 at the Portsmouth City Hall. It was requested by Portsmouth City Manager John Bohenko, a member of the PDA board.

Grimmel, based in Topsham, Maine, has been using a dock at the coastal city as an export yard for the past seven years. The company has no scrap processing operations like a shredder there, but simply loads ocean-going vessels with scrap. Shredders are a fixture at many ferrous export yards.....





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