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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund site includes a 9-acre property in North Providence, Rhode Island, and downstream areas. A chemical company and a drum reconditioning facility operated on the property at different times beginning in the early 1940s. Operations ended in 1972 when a fire destroyed most of the facility. Disposal practices at the site included burying waste or releasing chemicals directly onto the ground or into the river. Waste handling practices resulted in widespread contamination both on site and downstream from the site. The Brook Village apartments opened in 1977 and the Centredale Manor apartments opened in 1983 on the property where former operations took place. EPA found contamination in soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, plants and animals on site. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000. EPA’s early actions included capping and fencing the site, as well as removing some contaminated soil from low-lying residential properties and restoring the Allendale Dam. Today, the Centredale Manor and Brook Village apartment complexes continue to occupy the site. EPA has worked to identify and conduct cleanup activities in ways that are compatible with the continued residential use of the site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 10 people and generated an estimated $1,517,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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