Superfund Site: PICILLO FARM, COVENTRY, RI

Superfund Site Profile

www.epa.gov/superfund/picillo

The 8-acre Picillo Farm site is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. The area was once part of a 100-acre pig farm. More than 10,000 drums of hazardous waste and an undetermined bulk volume of liquid chemicals were disposed of into several unlined trenches. The site was discovered in 1977, after a fire and an explosion. Cleanup of surface water and groundwater contamination has finished. Long-term operation and maintenance activities and environmental monitoring are ongoing

. One of the newly-constructed wind turbines near the Picillo Farm Superfund site in Coventry. 2016

TOPICS IN FOCUS

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.

More information about institutional controls at this site.

 


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/03/2003)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes