EPA RCRA ID: RID000769893
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The facility achieved a "Remedy Construction Complete" determination on September 27, 2013. Groundwater contamination was addressed by injection of sodium lactate to enhance the rate of bioremediation. Following several rounds of sodium lactate injection, additional blended bacterial culture was added. A land use restriction was recorded.
Cleanup Actions or environmental indicators characterizing the entire facility are shown below. This listing, and all the data on this page, come from EPA’s RCRAInfo and are refreshed nightly to this page. For this table, a blank in the Status column could mean the action either has not occurred or has not been reported in RCRAInfo.
Cleanup Activities Pertaining to the Entire Facility
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Between 1977 and 1990, Philips Electronics (formerly Amperex Electronics Industries) used this facility primarily as a distribution warehouse. In addition, they operated a small plating line and associated wastewater treatment plant, as well as two branding processes at the facility. The plating operation ceased in 1982. One branding process was discontinued in 1987, and the other was discontinued in 1990. Wastes generated at the site mainly consisted of spent solvents and wastewater treatment sludges, which were managed in a waste container storage area.
This approximately 31 acre facility is located in an industrial area of Smithfield, RI. According to the US Geological Survey's National Hydrography Dataset, this facility is located in the Lower Blackstone River watershed and the nearest fresh surface water body is located on or immediately adjacent to the property. Geology in this area has been observed to be dominated by granite formations.
Institutional and Engineering Controls help ensure human exposure and groundwater migration are under control at a cleanup facility. Where control types have been reported by states and EPA in EPA’s RCRAInfo, they are shown below. Not all control types are needed at all facilities, and some facilities do not require any controls. Where there are blanks, the control types may not be needed, may not be in place, or may not be reported in RCRAInfo.
Are Controls in Place at this Facility?
EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) provides detailed historical information about enforcement and compliance activities at each RCRA Corrective Action Site in their Enforcement and Compliance Historical Online (ECHO) system.
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- RCRA information in EPA’s Envirofacts database
- Information about this facility submitted to EPA under different environmental programs as reported in EPA’s Facility Registry Services
- Alternative Names for this facility as reported by EPA programs in EPA’s Facility Registry Services
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