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Main Title Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 1): Davis Liquid Waste Site, Smithfield, Rhode Island (First Remedial Action), September 1987.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/ROD/R01-87/022;
Stock Number PB88-145081
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Sediments ; Soil ; Volatile organic compounds ; Metals ; Arsenic ; Benzene ; Inorganic compounds ; Rhode Island ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Record of decision ; TCE ; DCE
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-145081 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 158p
The Davis Liquid Waste site is located in a rural section of the Town of Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. The 15-acre site, bounded on the north and south by wetlands and swamp areas, is within one-half mile of 38 homes. Throughout the 1970s, the site served as a disposal location for various hazardous liquid and chemical wastes including: paint and metal sludge; oily wastes; solvents; acids; caustics; pesticides; phenols; halogens; metals; fly ash; and, laboratory pharmaceuticals. Liquid wastes were accepted at the site in drums and bulk tank trucks and were dumped directly into unlined lagoons and seepage pits. The dumping has resulted in soil, surface and ground water contamination that still persists. Periodically the semi-solid lagoon materials were excavated and dumped in several onsite locations and covered with available site soil. Other site operations included the collection of junked vehicles, machine parts, metal recycling and tire shredding. In 1977 the discovery of offsite well contamination prompted the State Superior Court to prohibit dumping of hazardous substances on the Davis property.