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 Cumberland and Lincoln,  Rhode Island
 Providence County
 Street Address: MARTIN ST
 Zip Code: 02864

 EPA ID #: RID055176283
 Site ID #: 0101247
 Site Aliases: Blackstone Valley, Blackstone River, J. M. Mills Landfill (for Operable Unit 2)

 Site Responsibility: Federal, Potentially Responsible Parties

 Proposed Date 12/30/1982
 Final Date 09/08/1983

Site Description
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The Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund Site consists of two Operable Units encompassing over two miles of mixed industrial/residential property situated in the north-central portion of Rhode Island in the towns of Cumberland and Lincoln. The Site occupies over 500 acres and runs in a generally north to south direction and approximately 2,000 feet to the east and west of the main river channel of the Blackstone River, between the Ashton Dam to the north and the Pratt Dam to the south, and includes a portion of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The Site "study area" comprises an industrial park (including the former Peterson/Puritan facility), an inactive landfill known as J. M. Mills Landfill, an inactive solid waste transfer station, sand and gravel operations, the Blackstone River State Park (aka Mackland Farm/Kelly House) development, impacted municipal water supply wells and numerous interspersed areas of undeveloped land, flood plain and wetlands along the Blackstone River. Land uses surrounding the Site are a mixture of industrial, commercial, residential and recreational parcels. Immediately to the north and west of the Site is a predominately residential area. To the east is commercial/residential, and to the south predominately commercial. There are over 1000 residences within a one-mile radius and 12,000 people living within a 4-mile radius of the Site. The nearest residence is less than 1/4 mile away. Operable Unit 1 (OU1) consists of the industrial park in the vicinity of Martin St. and includes the former Peterson/Puritan, Inc. facility (currently CCL Custom Manufacturing Inc.) solvent spill, Pacific Anchor Co. (PAC) leachfields, and contaminated soils and groundwater associated with this portion of the Site. The Peterson/Puritan, Inc. facility was built in 1959 and began packaging aerosol consumer products. A rail car incident and product tank spill occurred on the facility's property in 1974 releasing an estimated 6000 gallons of solvent. In 1976, following a major fire, the plant was rebuilt. The Martin Street well and Lenox Street well in the Town of Cumberland and the Quinnville well field in the Town of Lincoln were closed in 1979 due to ground water contamination, and remain out of service. The Peterson/Puritan spill was identified as a primary source of contaminants impacting the sand and gravel aquifer feeding the river and the Martin Street well, and Quinnville well field. The Town of Lincoln has since been connected to an alternate water supply while the Town of Cumberland absorbed the cost of the loss of its wells by increasing production from their remaining town water supplies. Operable Unit 2 (OU2) is immediately south (downstream) of OU1 and consists of the inactive, privately owned J.M. Mills Landfill, the former Transfer Station, debris fields, the River, associated wetlands, an unnamed island, and areas south to the Pratt Dam. The source of the Lenox St. well contamination remains under investigation.

Threats and Contaminants
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In Operable Unit 1, groundwater is contaminated with chlorinated solvents, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including: 1,2 dichloroethene, trichloroethene, acetone and benzene, phthalates, and heavy metals such as arsenic. Operable Unit 2 includes landfills containing a mixture of industrial and solid waste deposits, surface debris, and soils along the river which are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and heavy metals. Surface water and sediments in associated Site ponds are contaminated with low concentrations of PAHs and metals. People are at risk if they come into direct contact with or accidentally ingest contaminated groundwater, sediment, leachate, or soil. The Site is located in a flood plain which may cause surface water, sediments, plants, and animals to be impacted by contamination. Physical hazards that include metal parts, broken glass, and unstable demolition debris from inappropriate past landfilling operations are apparent along the river bank in the immediate area of the J.M. Mills landfill. Signs are maintained along this portion of the river bank to warn recreational users of the river of this concern. The landfill is partially fenced to deter trespassers from entering this area on foot.

Cleanup Approach
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The site is being addressed in four stages: (a) by two distinct, but parallel, long-term remedial measures implemented to focus on the cleanup of OU1, (b) through initial response actions, and (c) through investigations of the J.M. Mills landfill, including the source of the Lenox Street well contamination, for OU2.

Response Action Status
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Initial Action In 1992, a fence was constructed to restrict access to the J.M. Mills landfill (OU2) and drums containing contaminated materials were removed from the base of the landfill. In November 1997, a second action was taken to address recently disposed of asbestos containing wastes found outside of the fenced area. The security fence was extended to limit further dumping and maintain access restrictions at this portion of the Site.

Operable Unit 1 Parties potentially responsible at OU1 completed investigating the extent of contamination in 1993. In late 1993, after evaluating cleanup alternatives, the EPA selected final cleanup remedies in a Record of Decision (ROD) to address the primary sources of contamination at two areas: the CCL-Area and the PAC-Area. The remedy for the CCL-Area included soil vapor extraction to clean soils surrounding a tank farm, pumping and treating a contaminated groundwater plume emanating from the tank farm, and pumping groundwater downgradient from the tank farm into the local sewer system. For the PAC-Area, the leach fields were excavated and in-place oxidation was used to reduce arsenic concentrations in groundwater. The EPA also requires monitoring of contaminant levels in groundwater to ensure that each of the cleanup efforts is effective. All design activities were completed as of May 1996. Phased construction of the selected remedies began in the fall of 1995 and were completed in January 1997. After a start up period, all remediation systems have been operating as designed since July 1997. Operation and maintenance of these remedial systems will continue until the EPA determines that containment concentrations are within EPA's acceptable risk range. As indicated in the OU1 ROD, the estimated time frame for this to occur is between 4 and 12 years. EPA requires continued periodic monitoring of groundwater throughout OU1 until all portions of the impacted aquifer within OU1 meet designated groundwater cleanup standards.

Operable Unit 2 The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) is ongoing. This investigation will provide the data necessary to address the nature and extent of contamination at the J.M. Mills landfill and its surroundings. The field investigations are now complete, and the RI Report, including the Baseline Risk Assessments, Feasibility Study, and EPA's Proposed Plan are complete (see Site Information links below). The FS and Proposed Plan were released for public review and comment in August 2014, and following an extended review, the public comment Period came to a close on January 23, 2015. After EPA reviews and considers all comments received, a final cleanup remedy will be selected in a ROD for this portion of the site.

First Five Year Review The first five-year review for Operable Unit 1 found that: 1) the remedy was constructed in accordance to the requirements of the ROD, 2) institutional controls have not been implemented on all affected properties, 3) remediation of the ground water at the PAC source area to drinking water standards for arsenic within the ROD-designated cleanup time frames will not likely be achieved, and 4) further assessment of the ground water is necessary. The remedy for OU1 currently protects human health and the environment in the short term, however, the remedy can not be deemed protective in the long term until follow-up actions are taken.
Until additional information becomes available through the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study, the protectiveness determination for OU2 was deferred.

For the Mackland Farm/Kelly House property, further consideration for investigation into the nature and extent of contamination remains to be determined and EPA no longer considers the Ashton Mill Property to be a part of the Peterson/Puritan Superfund Site.

Site Reuse Planning In the summer of 2002, the Towns of Cumberland and Lincoln, Rhode Island were granted funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) Pilot Grant to perform an analysis of the Ashton-Pratt Corridor. This analysis included: 1) evaluating existing land uses within the project area, including the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund Site, 2) determining the potential future land uses based on the needs and recommendations of the towns, citizens, property owners and users, and 3) developing a Redevelopment Plan (or "Reuse Plan") for the Ashton-Pratt Corridor. This plan was prepared by the municipalities and was completed in September 2004. The Redevelopment Plan will assist EPA in obtaining the information needed to appropriately assess the Site, establish cleanup goals, and provide, to the extent feasible, an appropriate and protective remedy based upon the reasonably anticipated future land use.

Partial Deletion A partial deletion of the site concerning a portion of two properties designated on the town of Cumberland Tax Assessor's Map Plat 14, Lot 2 and Plat 15, Lot 1, known locally as the proposed Berkeley Commons and River Run developments, and owned by Macklands Realty, Inc. and Berkeley Realty, Co. respectively, has occurred during 2005. This partial deletion involved 19.8 acres previously designated within the OU2 boundary of the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund site.

The Second Five Year Review A second five year review for the site was initiated in 2007 for the whole site. The primary purpose of this second five year review was to ensure that the soil and ground water treatment remedies in two areas, known respectively as the CCL area and the PAC area, are effectively protecting the public health and environment. Additionally, EPA reviewed the progress made throughout the whole site including the ongoing investigations at the J. M. Mills Landfill.
For the CCL area, EPA reviewed the performance of the remedy which includes a soil vapor extraction system designed to clean soils surrounding a tank farm, pumping and treating contaminated groundwater emanating from the tank farm, and pumping groundwater from within the down gradient portion of the plume to the local sewer system. For the PAC area, the EPA examined the extent to which the previously installed in-situ oxidation treatment system reduced the concentration of arsenic in groundwater and whether other remedial alternatives may be effective in further reducing the arsenic concentrations to meet a newly promulgated drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion. At both areas of the site, EPA evaluated the implementation and the effectiveness of using institutional controls (in the form of conservation easements) to restrict the use or alteration of groundwater at the site as interim protective measures for human health.

EPA formed a review team consisting of the EPA and State project managers, scientists and engineers from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and a community involvement coordinator to plan, conduct, and complete the second five year review. The information gathered and evaluated by the review team resulted in the Second Five Year Review report being completed in September, 2008. Among the findings, EPA determined that for:


The remedy implemented at OU1 currently protects human health and the environment in the short term because alternative water supplies are available to meet current demand. The remedy, however, cannot be deemed protective in the long term until follow-up actions are taken. These follow-up actions include further definition of the occurrence of contaminants in bedrock, the fate and transport of contaminants, and the completion of institutional controls throughout OU1 as identified in the first five-year review. Institutional controls are implemented at a portion of the properties located within the PAC remediation area and steps are being taken to implement institutional controls at the remainder of OU1.


At OU2, an investigation into the nature and extent of contamination at the J. M. Mills Landfill and its surroundings is currently underway. Until this information becomes available, the protectiveness determination for OU2 cannot be made at this time. For the Ashton Mill property, located on the Cumberland side of the Blackstone River, EPA no longer considers this part of the Site.

For a full list of issues, recommendations and follow-up actions, please see the complete report. A link is provided below under the Reports and Studies section of this fact sheet.

Analyses of Blackstone River Fish Tissue Completed As a component of the OU2 RI/FS, the results from the collection and chemical analysis of fish is complete. A full discussion of these findings will be reported in the Remedial Investigation Report planned for public release later in 2008. However the general findings presented below were included in the Second Five Year Review.
Fish were collected from (1) the Blackstone River and from several ponds within OU2, and (2) from upstream “reference” areas of the river and a “reference” pond, where the Site would not have contributed contaminants. This was performed in order to separately evaluate the effects of Site-related contamination from river-wide effects.

Comparison of tissue concentrations measured in fish from reference areas and from OU2 demonstrated that fish from each of the areas displayed a similar distribution of chemicals. The most notable contaminants in the fish tissue include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pesticides, and arsenic. Tissue concentrations varied depending on the species and chemical of interest in reference area fish and in fish from OU2. In general, white suckers had the highest concentrations of chemicals in their edible tissue; small pan fish (e.g., pumpkinseed) had the lowest chemical concentrations.

In summary, the study found that people who catch and eat the fish may be at risk from contaminants found in the fish tissues of some native, bottom dwelling and predatory species. Similar findings were documented in fish from both within the boundary of OU-2 as well as in the comparative reference areas upstream. This result further indicates that the potential cause for the associated risk in eating fish may be due to many sources within the Blackstone River watershed.

Based on the results of this study, EPA finds that eating contaminated fish may pose a risk to public health and therefore recommends against the taking of resident fish for consumption from the water bodies identified in these investigations. EPA also emphasizes that progress in water quality improvements continues to be made throughout the watershed and supports non-contact recreational uses (kayaking, canoeing, fishing) within the Blackstone River. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises that, with the exception of stocked trout, fish should not be eaten from the Blackstone River. However, “catch-and-release” sport fishing can still be enjoyed in this waterway, as in other urban rivers and ponds within the State. (For more in depth information, please see the corresponding fact sheets posted below in the Reports and Studies section.) For additional information on fish, see the RIDOH website at www.health.ri.gov/healthrisks/poisoning/mercury/about/fish/.

The Third Five Year Review Completed in 2012, the purpose of this third five-year review is to assess the cleanup progress and determine whether the remedy selected for Operable Unit 1 (OU-1) of the Site remains protective of human health and the environment. Also, where pertinent, this report includes information on progress in select areas of the Site beyond OU-1. The third five-year review covers the period from September 2007 to September 2012.
As with the Second Five Year Review (above), EPA formed a review team consisting of the EPA and State project managers, scientists and engineers from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and a community involvement coordinator to plan, conduct, and complete this third five year review. The information gathered and evaluated by the review team resulted in, among other findings, that a protectiveness determination for the remedy at OU-1 cannot be made at this time until further information is obtained. Further information will be obtained to determine protectiveness in the short term by completing the ongoing vapor intrusion assessment at the CCL Source Area and determining whether or not potential risk due to VI exists. It is expected that these actions will take approximately six months to complete, at which time a protectiveness determination will be made.

For other elements of the groundwater component of the remedy at OU-1, the following facts should be noted for protectiveness in the short term:

• alternative water supplies are available to meet current demand, and,
• some ICs have been formally implemented.

However, in order for the groundwater component of the remedy to be protective in the long term, the following issues need to be addressed: a) arsenic concentrations above the MCL of 10 g/L , b) the potential persistence of residual DNAPL at the CCL Source Area further extending the cleanup time frame, c) evaluate extraction/treatment systems, and d) ICs, which are not fully implemented throughout OU-1, need to be completed.

For a full list of issues, recommendations and follow-up actions, please see the complete report. A link is provided below under the Reports and Studies section of this fact sheet.

Third Five Year Review Addendum On March 1, 2013, EPA completed an Addendum to the Third 5-Year Review as it relates to the protectiveness statement.
Based upon EPA's completion of the risk evaluation from the 2012 vapor intrusion study, EPA determined that the estimated risks and hazards for workers from exposures to volatiles at the facility via the vapor intrusion pathway are within EPA’s acceptable cancer risk range of 10E-04 to 10E-06, at Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)’s acceptable risk level of 10E-05, and below EPA’s target hazard index of 1. It can be concluded that exposure to indoor air concentrations of volatiles found during these sampling efforts via the vapor intrusion pathway does not cause unacceptable health hazards to workers in this building.

EPA also noted that the sampling data indicated that several volatile organic contaminants were detected at extremely high levels in the soil gas under the building. These very high levels suggest that a large source of volatile organics still exists under the building that could eventually migrate into the building.

Thus, EPA amended the protectiveness statement in the Third Five-Year Review Report as follows:

The remedy at OU-1 is currently protective in the short-term. For the VI component of the remedy to remain protective in the long term, however, continued monitoring, annual inspections, documentation and reporting of building conditions, and an amendment to the deed restriction, as prescribed in the Addendum to Third Five-Year Review Report, are required.

For the groundwater component of the remedy at OU-1, the protectiveness statement as documented in the Third Five Year Review (above) remains unchanged. The Addendum also modifies Table 10 of the Five Year Review accordingly. The complete text of the Addendum can be found under the Reports and Studies section of this fact sheet.

National Remedy Review Board In December 2013, EPA Region 1 meet with the National Remedy Review Board (NRRB) concerning cleanup recommendations for OU 2 of the site. Site stakeholders (including the PRP Group, members of the TAG, the two Towns, the Corridor, and others) were invited to submit to the NRRB a written technical summary concerning any technical issues pertinent to the planned cleanup of the site. Following this meeting, the Board provided formal recommendations to Region 1 in June 2014. These recommendations and Region 1's responses can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/programs/nrrb, or in the Administrative Record (AR) for the Proposed Plan. (Copies of the AR can be viewed at the Cumberland and Lincoln Town Library, or at EPA's Boston Office; see further information below).

Technical Assistance Grant In December 2010, EPA awarded a technical assistance grant to the Blackstone River Watershed Council/ Friends of the Blackstone River (BRWC/FOB). The purpose of the TAG grant is to help community groups interpret the technical information related to Site cleanup. The BRWC/FOB will be conducting outreach and serve as a resource for the community, and help Cumberland and Lincoln residents understand the cleanup process. (see RI Fact Sheet (OU 2) in the Reports and Studies section for more details).

Enforcement HighlightsAfter a preliminary investigation in 1982, the EPA identified the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. facility as the major source of the contamination in the Quinnville Well Field. The Town of Lincoln filed a lawsuit against Peterson/Puritan, Inc. based on these findings. In 1984, the company reached a settlement with Lincoln and assisted with the cost of the town's new water supply. The company also installed a recovery well on its property for the purpose of capturing contaminated groundwater underlying its property. In 1987, an Administrative Order by Consent (AOC) was issued to Peterson/Puritan, Inc. to take over the site investigation from the EPA. In 1995, five defendants settled with EPA and the State to pay past costs and conduct the cleanup of Operable Unit 1. Negotiations for Operable Unit 2 work commenced in 1998 calling for parties to conduct the site investigation and pay past costs. The parties entered into an amended AOC to conduct and finance the RI/FS for Operable Unit 2 in the summer of 2001 and the investigation is now underway. On October 21, 2004, EPA amended its AOC to include additional parties to help finance and perform the ongoing OU2 RI/FS. Enforcement work is ongoing. To date, over 100 parties have been notified of their potential liability for future cleanup costs at OU2.

Environmental Progress
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Alternate water supplies have provided safe drinking water to affected area residents, treatment systems are complete and operating at the primary source areas within OU 1. Access to the J.M. Mills landfill at OU 2 is also currently restricted while further studies are being undertaken. The State completed a linear park and bike path along the Blackstone River and Canal which incorporates a portion of the Site. The Blackstone River basin which spans across portions of 24 communities from Worcester to Providence and which also incorporates the Site, was named as a national heritage corridor in 1986. In addition, the Blackstone River, together with the Woonasquatucket River to the south, was designated an American Heritage River in 1998. In July 2011, the National Park Service released a special resource study which proposed that the heritage corridor be eligible for potential inclusion as a unit of the National Park System. In the Fall of 2014, the President signed into law legislation which identified the heritage corridor as the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park with certain properties operated by the National Park Service.

Current Site Status
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Construction of the soil vapor extraction and groundwater extraction and treatment systems for the source areas at OU1 were completed in March 1998. The systems are maintained by the potentially responsible parties. For the CCL-Area system, contaminants continue to be removed from the soil and groundwater and are treated onsite. However, the PAC-Area treatment system, designed for reducing arsenic levels in groundwater, was found to be ineffective in achieving the interim clean up standard of 50 ppb as presented in the Record of Decision (as well as the more stringent, newly promulgated arsenic standard of 10 ppb in groundwater) and was subsequently shutdown. EPA is evaluating the potential for natural attenuation of arsenic concentrations at the PAC Area. In the interim, periodic long term monitoring of the OU 1 ground water continues and EPA is requiring institutional controls for groundwater on all affected OU 1 properties. In addition, a vapor intrusion study has been completed for the former CCL facility. A third Five Year Review was completed in 2012. An addendum to the Third Five Year Review was signed on March 1, 2013 as noted above. The next statutory review is planned for 2017.

For OU 2, the RI/FS is complete and an extended public comment period on EPA's Proposed Plan, issued in July 2014, is now closed (as of January 23, 2015). A Record of Decision outlining EPA's selected remedy for Operable Unit 2 is planned to be completed by September 2015.

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Blackstone River and Bikeway immediately south of the Martin
Street Bridge (Operable Unit 1).

The headwaters of the Blackstone River originates in south-central Massachusetts and flows from Worcester, Massachusetts to the head of Narragansett Bay in Providence, Rhode Island. The Blackstone has a total length of 77 kilometers (48 miles) with a drainage area of 1400 square kilometers (540 square miles). Its watershed encompasses 24 communities and more than 350,000 acres, and includes the second and third largest cities in New England. The river is the second largest freshwater tributary to the Narragansett Bay. The Blackstone River is an important natural, recreational, and cultural resource to both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The river is a Class B(1) (currently impaired) stream throughout the Site which has an established goal of "fishable and swimmable," and the State of Rhode Island has an overall objective to "restore impaired sections of the Blackstone River and its tributaries." The B1 classification indicates that while all Class B uses must be supported by water quality, primary contact recreation may be "impacted due to pathogens from approved waste water discharges (RI WQR, Rule 8(B)(1))." A pamphlet entitled "Do's and Don'ts for the Blackstone River" which briefly and generally describes the current health of the river is provided in the "Other Links" section of this fact sheet*.

* NOTE: The "Do's and Don'ts for the Blackstone River" pamphlet was developed through independent means and resources and is not based upon any particular facts, findings, studies and/or actions solely relevant to the Peterson/Puritan Superfund Site. The pamphlet, which is widely distributed, is placed here in order to provide general and informative dialogue concerning the current challenges of the river and to increase public awareness for communities residing within the watershed.

Site Photos
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Rhode Island Blackstone River Bikeway along western
edge of OU1 follows the historic tow path for the Blackstone Canal.

Links to Other Site Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF
Maps and Photos:
Peterson/Puritan Superfund Site Study Area Map  
Operable Unit 2, Change in Boundary Configuration, 05/09/05 (1.02 MB)  
Photo slide show  

Newsletters & Press Releases:
Press Releases about this project  
EPA Begins Field Investigation, August 2003 (475 KB)  
"Do's and Don'ts for the Blackstone River" brochure (2.4 MB)  
Fish Passage Information Brochure (671 KB)  
Campaign for Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone River by 2015 (5.08 MB)  
"Behind the Scenes" Fact Sheet  
Site Update on Remedial Investigation (RI) Results and Feasibility Study (FS) Activities, November 2012 (5.71 MB)  
Community Update: Concerns Identified for Eating Fish from the Blackstone River, December 2012 (3.58 MB)  
Technical Fact Sheet: Human Health Implications for Native (Resident) Fish Consumption in the Blackstone River (5.41 MB)  
Public Meeting Presentation: JM Mills Landfill and Adjacent Parcels - Overview of the Remedial Investigation (RI), December 12, 2012 (12.15 MB)  
Fact Sheet: Site Cleanup Update, September 1, 2015, (1.57 MB)  
News Release: EPA Cleanup Plan Issued, September 10, 2015 (493 KB)  

Federal Register Notices:
Final NPL Listing  
Partial NPL Deletion  

Administrative Records:
Removal Action Administrative Record (AR) Index, September 26, 1991 (534 KB)  
Administrative Record Index, OU01 Record of Decision (ROD), September 30, 1993 (2,474KB)  
Administrative Record Index - Lien, JM Mills Inc, July 2008 (219 KB)  
Administrative Record Index - Lien, Linda Marszalowski, July 2008 (219 KB)  
Administrative Record Index - Lien, Michael John Realty, July 2008 (222 KB)  
Administrative Record Index, Access Order (AO), April 1, 2009 (254 KB)  
Administrative Record Index, Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO), April 1, 2009 (409 KB)   
Administrative Record Index, OU 01 Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD), July 2013 (583 KB)  
Administrative Record Index, OU 02 Proposed Plan, July 31, 2014 (943 KB)  
Record of Decision (ROD), Operable Unit (OU) 2 Administrative Record (AR), September 9, 2015 (link to complete AR collection)  

Reports and Studies:
Technical Reports and Studies  
Innovative Technologies for Use in Cap Design and Construction at the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund Site, Operable Unit 2, June 2015 (15.8 MB)  
On-Scene Coordinator's Report, OU 02, April 27, 1992 (3.18 MB)  
Pollution Report (POLREP) 1 - First and Final, OU 02, January 28, 1998 (113 KB)  

Decision Documents:
View Records of Decision (RODS) on-line (EPA HQ)  
Record of Decision (ROD), September 30, 1993, (19.9 MB)  
Lien Post Perfection Letter for Plat 12 Lot 4 and Plat 12 Lot 12, June 23, 2008 ( 295 KB)   
Lien Post Perfection Letter for Plat 12 Lot 18, June 23, 2008 (290 KB)  
Administrative Order for Property Access, July 1, 2008 (20.2 MB)  
Administrative Order for Property Access at Plat 58 Lot 69 - Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe, April 14, 2009 (2.35 MB)  
Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD), OU 01, July 10, 2013 (15.4 MB)  
Proposed Plan - Operable Unit 2, July 2014 (18.2 MB)  
Errata Sheet for the Final Proposed Plan - Operable Unit 2, July 2014 (499 KB)  
Record of Decision (ROD) for Operable Unit (OU) 2, September 8, 2015, (56.0 MB)  

Settlement Documents:
First Amendment to Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), March 10, 1992 (151 KB)  
Consent Decree, July 25, 1995 (20 MB)  
Second Amendment to Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), July 13, 2001 (3.15 MB)  
Addition of Cash Out Parties to Third Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), March 30, 2006 (900 KB)  
Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO), Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe, April 16, 2009 (2.31 MB)  

Other Links:
NPL Site Narrative at Listing:  
Site Progress Profile  
Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), May 29, 1987 (2.83 MB )  
Administrative Record File for Partial Deletion of Operable Unit 2, February 24, 2005 (index links to 24 AR documents)  
Administrative Record Index, Access Order (AO), July 1, 2008 (322 KB)  
In Business for Blackstone (3.91 MB)   
Lonsdale Bleachery, Lincoln, RI  

Site Repositories
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Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 and the Lincoln Public Library, Old River Road, Lincoln, RI 02685

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

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EPA Remedial Project Manager: David J. Newton
Site Responsibilities: Operable Units 1 and 2
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OSRR07-1
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1243
E-Mail Address: newton.dave@epa.gov

EPA Community Involvement Coordinator: Sarah White
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code ORA20-1
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1026
E-Mail Address: white.sarah@epa.gov

State Agency Contact: Gary Jablonski, Engineer
Address: Office of Waste Management
RI Dept. of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Suite 380
Providence, RI 02908
Phone #: 401-222-4700, ext. 7148
E-Mail Address: jablonski.gary@dem.ri.gov

Site Attorney (OU1) John Hultgren
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OES04-2
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1761
E-Mail Address: hultgren.john@epa.gov

Site Attorney (OU2) Michelle Lauterback
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OES04-3
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1774
E-Mail Address: lauterback.michelle@epa.gov


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