From the 1880’s through about the 1970’s, a manufactured gas plant (MGP) and electric generation facility operated at the end of Merry and Tidewater streets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

August 2019 – Permit Application Package

In August 2019, The Narragansett Electric Company submitted a combined permit application package to the Coastal Resources Management Council, the Army Corps of Engineers, and RIDEM to implement the Site remedy. 

Click here to view a copy of the permit application package


June 2018 – Remedial Action Work Plan

In June 2018, The Narragansett Electric Company submitted a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) to RIDEM for the Site.

Click here to view a copy of the RAWP.

Community Outreach Event

A Community Outreach Event was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to disseminate information and solicit questions regarding implementation of the environmental remedy. This event was held in the Cafeteria at the Blackstone Academy Charter School located at 334 Pleasant Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Click here to view the posters shared during the Community Outreach Event 

About Air Monitoring Data

As part of facility upgrades, The Narragansett Electric Company intends to complete certain reconstruction activities associated with the electrical substation on the site. While the soil data collected in the area of planned excavation suggest the potential for air quality impacts associated with this work is relatively low, The Narragansett Electric Company will monitor air quality during these activities to confirm there are no air quality impacts.
Click here to view past and present air monitoring data.

RIDEM Remedial Decision Letter

On April 19, 2018 RIDEM released a Remedial Decision Letter for the Former Tidewater Facility. This letter formally identifies the preferred remedial alternative and authorizes the development of a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) in order to achieve the objectives of the environmental clean-up.

Click here to view a copy of the April 2018 Remedial Decision Letter.

Intrusive Activities – Active

Active Intrusive Activities Are Occurring Right Now