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.

NEW – Site Investigation Report Addendum and Fact Sheet

National Grid has completed additional focused soil and groundwater testing activities at the former Tidewater facility. The investigation was designed to further evaluate results of the soil gas testing performed near the gas regulator station. A report summarizing the findings of the investigation was submitted to RIDEM on July 9, 2014. A Fact Sheet presenting the findings of the investigation has also been submitted.

Click here to view a copy of the July 2014 SIR Addendum.

Click here to view a copy of the July 2014 Fact Sheet associated with the investigation.

3-6-14 Public Meeting Documents

National Grid hosted a public meeting on March 6, 2014 at the Francis J. Varieur Elementary School to present the results of soil gas sampling and testing completed at the Tidewater Site.

Click here to view a copy of the presentation from the March 6, 2014 Public Meeting.

Click here to view the March 6th, 2014 Public Meeting Summary.

FINAL Public Involvement Plan (PIP)

National Grid has finalized the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the Tidewater site. The complete final PIP was submitted to RIDEM on October 16, 2013.

Click here to view the final Public Involvement Plan.

Excavation Status – Not Active

Active Excavation is Not Occurring Right Now

Status Updates

National Grid currently provides updates on a biweekly and monthly basis for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) concerning activities and developments related to the environmental remediation of the site.

Click here to view the updates.

Latest Air Monitoring Data

Excavation work associated with the electrical substation upgrades is complete. Air monitoring data associated with this work and recent drilling activities is posted on a weekly basis.
Click here to read the data.