Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Newport, RI
Weston & Sampson was hired by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) through its Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) to provide technical review, expert opinion, and negotiations regarding the assessment and remediation of the Newport Naval Yard Superfund Site in Newport, Rhode Island.
The 1,000-plus acre naval complex has been utilized as a fleet fueling facility for more than 100 years. The facility has also served as a deployment center, training center, and housing. More than a dozen Operating Units have been identified as requiring assessment and potential remediation in accordance with EPA and RIDEM regulations. Contaminants of concern include petroleum, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, PAHs, metals, spent munitions, and PFAS.
Weston & Sampson provides expert review and insight of work scopes, remedial plans, and status reports submitted by the Navy associated with each of the Operating Units. Our reports and recommendations inform RIDEM responses and assist in guiding regulatory requirements for site cleanup. We provide input on both small-area and base-wide data collection and responses, along with conceptual site model, remedial design, and proposed operating unit closure. We are continuing data evaluation to determine if additional assessment and remediation are necessary.