Underground Tanks Leak Oil Into Blackstone River

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — An underground storage tank at Hanora Spinning, one of the few textile mills still operating on the Blackstone River, has leaked oil into the surrounding environment since 1990.


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Rhode Island Lead Law Effective, But Often Ignored

When landlords have followed Rhode Island law requiring them to protect tenants from exposure to lead, their compliance has significantly reduced blood levels of the toxic metal in children.

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How to Close Dump Has Dartmouth, DEP at Odds

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The unlined and now-closed Cecil Smith landfill contains some pretty nasty stuff. A former owner is alleged to have accepted contaminated dredging waste, including barrels filled with mystery substances. Tests have revealed the presence of PCBs, arsenic, cyanide, lead and mercury.

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