The city of Middletown has put a lien on the Kleen Energy Systems power plant property in hopes of getting back some of the money spent after an explosion at the plant on Feb. 7, the Middletown Press reports.
O&G Industries, which owns the plant, is fighting the $315,000 lien and hopes to furnish a bond for the amount instead.
The lien states that the money is to pay for the "inspection, repair, demolition, removal or other disposition of the real estate" at 1349 River Road, which is where the plant is located.
Most of the $315,000 would pay for police, fire and emergency services, a city attorney told the Press.
Lynch said that filing the lien on the power plant property puts the city “first in line” for insurance money, according to the Middletown Press.
“The failure to allow O&G to post the bond will result in a breach of its contractual obligations to Kleen Energy Systems,” O&G lawyer Paul Balavender wrote in court documents the Press obtained.
A hearing on discharging the lien is scheduled for April 26 in Middletown Superior Court.