Landfill and Resource Recovery Inc. NPL Site

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Incident Type



Rhode Island

Case Status



Trout Brook, Slatersville Reservoir


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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Case Description

The Landfill and Resource Recovery, Inc. Superfund Site is situated in North Smithfield. Rhode Island. The Site is up gradient of Trout Brook and Slatersville Reservoir; these then drain into the Branch River which drains into the Blackstone River. Adjacent wetlands to the south, southeast, and east of the Site provide important habitat for numerous migratory bird species, including mallards, wood ducks, great blue herons, several species of raptors and numerous passerine species.

The Site is a 28-acre former landfill facility which received domestic, commercial, and industrial wastes since the 1920s. In 1979, after approximately 1 million gallons of waste, including hazardous substances, had been accepted for disposal, the State of Rhode Island ordered the Site to stop accepting hazardous waste. In 1986 the landfill was closed and approximately three-fourths of the Site was covered with a synthetic cap.

Six years after removing asphalt and other debris, a natural wetland/grassland complex is evolving at the former drive-in., Credit: USFWS

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Fact Sheet 2005 10/01/2005
 Factsheet Fact Sheet 2010 02/01/2010


 Consent Decree Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree 01/28/1997


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 07/08/2002

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Case Contact

Southern New England Estuary Project

Charlestown, RI | (401) 364-9124

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