R.I. wins $13M in guarantees for Tiverton cleanup

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and Atty. Gen. Patrick C. Lynch have announced that Southern Union Co. and National Grid have agreed to provide $13 million in guarantees for the potential clean up of contamination in Tiverton.

The companies have also agreed to immediately begin the clean up of the most severely contaminated sites, and to fund the completion of an environmental damage assessment of the affected area, state officials said in a news release.

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