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, National Grid 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, National Grid 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 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018 to disseminate information regarding the RAWP and the planned remediation and engage in further dialogue with the community about the Site.  This Community Outreach Event was held in the Cafeteria at the Blackstone Academy Charter School located at 334 Pleasant Street, Pawtucket, RI. On June 15, 2018, National Grid sent an abutter and mailing list notification to the Tidewater mailing list about upcoming event.

Click here to view the mailing list notification.

Click here to view the event summary and posterboards. 

About Air Monitoring Data

As part of facility upgrades, National Grid 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, National Grid 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 – Inactive

Active Intrusive Activities Are Not Occurring Right Now