Settlement Reached for Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund Site in Cumberland and Lincoln

Settlement Reached for Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund Site in Cumberland and Lincoln

A settlement estimated to be worth more than $40 million was recently by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection. The settlement ensures that the cleanup of the Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund site in Cumberland and Lincoln, R.I. will move forward.

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Chemical Pollutants Found in Ocean State Waters

Chemical Pollutants Found in Ocean State Waters

Most scientists agree that the water quality in Narragansett Bay and the waters that flow into it is quite good and getting better. But that’s not true by every measure. In fact, a URI oceanographer found that a New Jersey river designated a Superfund site is actually much cleaner than some water bodies in Rhode Island when it comes to a recently banned group of pollutants called perfluorinated compounds.

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