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EPA to Begin Work in Canal Area at Centredale Manor Restoration Project

Release Date: 09/26/2003
Contact Information: Alice Kaufman, EPA Community Involvement Office, 617-918-1064

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the agency's plan for the next phase of cleanup at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project in North Providence, R.I. This cleanup plan, which focuses on reconstruction of the tailrace (an industrial canal) behind Centredale Manor, is slated to begin this fall and will be conducted by the potentially responsible parties at the site. EPA will oversee the work.

Key elements of the cleanup plan include:

    • Control of the storm drain run off and sedimentation entering the tailrace.
    • Reconstruction of the tailrace.
    • Construction and maintenance of a protective cap over the tailrace area.
Field work is expected to begin in September and is expected to be finished by late fall.

Four potentially responsible parties (including Brook Village, Centredale Manor, NECC and Emhart) will perform the cleanup and six other potentially responsible parties (including Cranston Print Works; CNA Holdings, Inc.; Sequa Corporation; the Original Bradford Soap Works; Teknor Apex Company; and Unocal Corporation) will each make a financial contribution toward the costs.

The cleanup site is located on Smith Street in North Providence and includes the Woonasquatucket River and the floodplain between Route 44 downstream to and including Lymansville Dam.

Information on is available at the following locations:

Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
1810 Mineral Spring Ave.
North Providence RI

Marian J. Mohr Library
1 Memorial Ave.
Johnston RI

EPA New England
Records Center
1 Congress St.
Boston MA 02203