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Final Clean Up of Chronic Pollution at Historic Mill Site

20 Jan 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By Tim Faulkner, ecoRI News (RI)

The Lonsdale Company left behind a legacy of pollution. It’s just now being completely remediated. (DEM Bureau of Environmental Protection photos.

A nearly 200-year-old hangover from the Industrial Revolution is finally getting cured, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleans a stubborn oil leak along the Blackstone River in Rhode Island.

The 30-acre Lonsdale mill complex and village in Lincoln and Cumberland dates back to 1831 with the construction of mills, homes, and amenities for workers. Most of it was built in a floodplain. The precursor to today’s live-work community was started by Nicholas Brown Jr., the namesake of Brown University, and his future brother-in-law Thomas Ives to became one of the largest mill complexes in the country.

For the entire article, see

https://www.ecori.org/pollution-contamination/2020/11/15/more-cleanup-of-chronic-pollution-at-historic-mill-site

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