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Byline: Andrew Meadows
Sep. 18--TAMPA, Fla.--An evicted scrap metal company has agreed to pay the Port of Tampa $430,000 in back rent and fees during the next 12 months.
In return, the company's owner will get his site at the port back next month.
Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory Holder signed a settlement agreement Tuesday between the port and Winner Metals of Florida that outlines the payments. Winner was evicted from the port in May after accumulating the debt.
As part of the agreement, the company must conduct a full environmental assessment to determine any soil or groundwater damage at the junk site.