Nearly 100 entities facing liability for pollution at a Rhode Island Superfund site reached a $40 million settlement with federal and state authorities, according to Courthouse News.
The area contains parcels within the Blackstone River floodplain including the J.M. Mills Landfill, the former Nunes transfer station and an unnamed island, all of which contain waste material.
The site has more:
The area at issue is known as Operable Unit Two of the Peterson-Puritan Superfund Site in Cumberland and Lincoln, R.I.
From approximately 1954 to the late 1980s, activities in the area led to the disposal of assorted hazardous wastes and hazardous substances.
“More than 2.1 million cubic yards of waste were disposed of at the site, resulting in contamination of the soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediments,” according to a statement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which listed the site on its National Priorities List in 1983.