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Portsmouth Town Dump Bulletin Board

The Department has become aware of the need for a centralized location to allow more regular communication regarding the closure of the Former Portsmouth Landfill off Park East Drive in the Island Park Area of Portsmouth. This privately owned municipal landfill is undergoing closure in the Department's Landfill Closure Program. Plans and specific information can be found by clicking here.

Questions can be placed on the bulletin board by emailing them to mark.dennen@dem.ri.gov. Interested parties wishing to know when this site is updated can send an email to this address to sign up for our Portsmouth Town Dump listserve.

Portmouth Town Dump Inspection Report of 3/8/2017
Site Monitoring Plan Letter
Site Monitoring Plan
Monitoring Plan Approval Letter
Complaint Investigation Report (3/23/17)

September 20, 2015 Beneficial Use Determination Approval expires. This allowed soil that meets industrial/commercial standards to be used for subgrade material at the site.
September 20, 2016 Deadline for completion of closure. Closure did not happen at this time. Site was referred for enforcement.
December 7, 2016 Notice of Intent to Enforce issued by RIDEM/Office of Compliance and Inspection (OCI). Notice states that the Department may take additional action is closure is not completed within 180 days.
December 20, 2016 APE informs the Department of their intent to comply with the deadline for closure.
March 8, 2017 RIDEM Offices of Compliance and Waste Management perform joint inspection to investigate complaints of flooding on the site, sedimentation into the marsh and excessive dirt on the street. Report is being finalized at this time.