EPA Superfund Program: STAMINA MILLS, INC., NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI

Superfund Site Profile

www.epa.gov/superfund/stamina

The 5-acre Stamina Mills, Inc. site is located in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. A textile mill started operating on site in the early 1900s and closed during the Depression. In 1969, a solvent scouring system that used trichloroethylene (TCE) to remove oil and dirt from newly woven fabric was installed. That same year, an unknown quantity of TCE was spilled at the site. In 1975, the mill closed down. In 1977, a fire destroyed the manufacturing complex; the site has been vacant and unused since then. In 1981, in response to private well contamination, the Rhode Island Water Resources Board and the Town of North Smithfield installed a public water line to area residences; however, not all residences were connected to the service. EPA provided resources to extend the water system and complete connections to those residences. By 1987, all residences impacted by the spill were connected to the public water supply. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, groundwater treatment is ongoing, while soil treatment was completed in 2010s.

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.

 


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (08/09/2000)
Human Exposure
Status

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