Picillo Farm NPL Site

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Incident Type



Rhode Island

Case Status



Picillo Farm


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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Case Description

The Picillo Farm Site covers 7.5 acres in Coventry, Rhode Island. The area is sparsely populated. All nearby residences are served by private wells, and a large recreation reservoir is about 1.5 miles east. The site was discovered in 1977 when several drums containing water-reactive material exploded and started a fire. Subsequently, the State found four trenches filled with about 15,000 drums containing wastes, including solvents, oils, pesticides, PCBs, paint sludges, and explosives. There is evidence of bulk discharge of liquid chemical wastes. Air, soil, ground water, and surface water are contaminated.

Groundwater and Soil Vapor Extraction Treatment Facility at Picillo Superfund Site, Credit: USEPA

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Consent Decree Consent Decree-various defendants 10/08/1997


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 02/01/2008

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Case Contact

New England Ecological Services Field Office

Concord, NH | (603) 223-2541 | http://www.fws.gov/newengland/

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