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General Dynamics Company; Davisville, Rhode Island

Davisville, Rhode Island | 1985-Nov-19

Initial Notification: At approximately 1600 on November 19, 1985, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Providence, Rhode Island, was notified by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management of a chemical spill at the Davisville General Dynamics facility. The original report indicated that 400-500 gallons of a cleaning compound had been released into a storm drain which leads to a tidal basin within Narragansett Bay. The cleaning solution consisted of 10 pounds of trisodium phosphate, 10 pounds of sodium metasilicate, 5 gallons of citric acid, and 5 gallons of triethanolamine. USCG district 1.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Trisodium phosphate, sodium metasilicate, citric acid, triethanolamine
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 41° 37.04′ North
Longitude (approximate): 71° 28.96′ West