NEW YORK The U.S.
Department of Justice has proposed a settlement with a
now-defunct metals company in a case involving a hazardous lead
scrap site in Ohio.
The agency wants Senser Metal
Co. and its now-deceased owner, Saul Senser, to reimburse it
for the costs associated with remediating the United Scrap Lead
Superfund Site in Troy. The agency also charged Senser with
improperly diverting money to himself during the companys
The proposed amended decree,
issued Jan. 15, would require the executor of the Senser
estate, Kenneth Senser, to pay $486,500. That is about $73,000
less than the figure previously agreed upon in March 2012,
which the government later determined to be beyond the
estates ability to pay.
The settlement would also
resolve the United Scrap Lead Respondent Groups Superfund
claims against Senser for $21,500 in response to costs it
incurred in cleaning up the site.
With Tuesdays notice, the
federal government has opened a 30-day period for public
comment on the proposal.