New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Environmental Contaminants

Picillo Farm Superfund Site

      The Picillo Farm Superfund Site (Site) is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. Illegal dumping of drums containing hazardous wastes began at the Site in 1977. Contamination of surface waters and soils adversely affected migratory birds and their habitats; approximately 4.5 acres of wetland and one acre of upland were impacted. In a settlement with the Responsible Parties, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Rhode Island (the natural resource trustees for the Site) received $146,000 to implement wetland habitat restoration, including all costs associated with planning, restoration, and monitoring.

       Picillo_Farm_RPEA.pdf (pdf size 1.35MB). The RP/EA describes the Trustees' proposal to restore natural resources injured as a result of the release of hazardous substances from the Site. Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the RP/EA. Written comments should be submitted to

Molly Sperduto USFWS,
70 Commercial St., Suite 300,
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-223-2541.

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Last updated: September 16, 2009