Superfund Site: LANDFILL & RESOURCE RECOVERY, INC. (L&RR)
NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI

Superfund Site Profile

Institutional controls are required for this site.
 
This site requires ICs because a decision document, such as a Record of Decision, has documented some level of contamination and/or remedy component at the site that would restrict use of the site. These ICs are required to help ensure the site is used in an appropriate way and that activities at the site do not damage the cleanup components. These ICs will remain in place for as long as the contamination and/or cleanup components stay on site. The site contacts should be consulted if there are questions on the ICs for this site.

 

SITE BACKGROUND

www.epa.gov/superfund/lrr

The Landfill and Resource Recovery, Inc. (L&RR) site is a 28-acre landfill on a 36-acre parcel of land in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. The site originally was a sand and gravel pit and was used for small-scale refuse disposal from 1927 to 1974. In 1974, the site was sold and developed into a large-scale disposal facility accepting commercial, municipal and industrial wastes. Landfilling of commercial and residential wastes continued until 1985, when the owners closed the landfill. Facility operations contaminated air, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.