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DYTEX CHEMICAL COMPANY

CENTRAL FALLS,  Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE County
Street Address: 1280 HIGH STREET
Zip Code: 02863
Congressional
District(s):

01
EPA ID #: RID001462795
Site ID #: 0102881
Site Alias:


Description
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The Dytex Chemical site is located at 1280 High Street in Central Falls, which is a small, densely populated city in the northeast corner of Rhode Island (approximately 41E 53' 46" latitude, 71E 23' 10" longitude). The site is further described as Lot 185 on Central Falls Assessor's Map 2. The site is bounded by Hunt Street to the north, High Street to the east, a residence to the south, and the Providence and Worcester Railroad to the west. Across High Street, within an estimated fifty feet of the Dytex property, are four to six residential properties with single or multiple unit dwellings. On the opposite side of the site, trains regularly run along the Providence and Worcester Railroad, which is also within an estimated fifty feet of the site. Across the railroad track is a large factory that employs many people. Abutting the Dytex property on a third side is a residence separated from the Dytex property by a chain-link fence.

Current Status
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A short term cleanup (REMOVAL) at the site was started on 8/11/96 and completed on 10/30/96.

Based on a request from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, EPA Superfund Removal program personnel assessed conditions at this bankrupt chemical facility on July 23, 1996. Several tanks and approximately 1,100 drums of flammables, poisons, corrosives, and cyanide were found present in this densely populated community. Compatible chemicals in partially full containers were combined together to reduce the cost of disposal. By working with State counterparts, EPA further reduced the cost of disposal by shipping nearly 2000 gallons of acid to an operating facility nearby. After completing all sampling, testing, and bulking of compatible wastes, paperwork was finalized and the project was completed on 30 October 1996 when hazardous substances in 229 drums were shipped off-site for disposal, 90 days after the action memo was signed. The project was completed in 90 days for roughly 65% of the budget allotted. Concurrently, the OSC and EPA attorney worked with the Department of Justice to obtain a court ruling to postpone a motion to abandon the property for the purpose of preserving EPA’s right to recover its expenditure. An agreement was reached with creditors and the bankruptcy trustee for reimbursement of $39,000 EPA's cost, as well as a portion of any future sale (not to exceed our expenditures).


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Public Record Locations
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OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440

Contacts
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RICHARD HAWORTH
On-Scene Coordinator
Address: One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBR)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1229
E-Mail Address:haworth.richard@epa.gov

 


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