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Person Details: Scott Frickel

Superfund Research Program

Scott Frickel

Brown University
Maxcy Hall
108 George Street, Box 1916
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
Phone: 401-863-2139
Fax: 401-863-3213


Hazardous Waste Sites

Centredale Manor Restoration Project

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Cranston Printworks

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Fisherville Mill

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Gorham/Textron Site, Adelaide Avenue

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Industrial Lane Brownfields Site

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Mashapaug Pond

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Peterson/Puritan Superfund Site

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  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Marlow T, Gonsalves S. 2023. Parks, people, and pollution: a relational study of socioenvironmental succession. City Community doi:10.1177/15356841231152616


  • Marlow T, Elliott JR, Frickel S. 2022. Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution. Environ Res Lett 17(7):doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac78f7
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S. 2022. When environmental inequality racialized: historical evidence from Providence, Rhode Island. Socius 8:doi:10.1177/23780231221127541
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Gonsalves S, Marlow T, Sucsy R, Byrns M, Orpen-Tuz M. 2022. Early childcare and education in a post-industrial landscape: Inequalities in proximity to active and relic manufacturing in Metropolitan Providence, Rhode Island. Environ Justice doi:10.1089/env.2021.0121


  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Restrepo MI. 2021. Feature extraction and machine learning techniques for identifying historic urban environmental hazards: New methods to locate lost fossil fuel infrastructure in US cities. PLoS One 16(8):e0255507. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0255507 PMID:34347840 PMCID:PMC8336811


  • Bell S, Marlow T, Wombacher K, Hitt A, Parikh N, Zsom A, Frickel S. 2020. Automated data extraction from historical city directories: The rise and fall of mid-century gas stations in Providence, RI. PLoS One 15:12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220219 PMID:32813699 PMCID:PMC7437912
  • Marlow T, Frickel S, Elliott JR. 2020. Do Legacy Industrial Sites Produce Legacy Effects in Ethnic and Racial Residential Settlement? Environmental Inequality Formation in Rhode Island's Industrial Core1. Sociol Forum 21:doi:10.1111/socf.12639


  • Berenbaum D, Marlow T, Lee A, Deighan D, Frickel S, Howison M. 2018. Mining spatio-temporal data on industrialization from historical registries. Journal of Environmental Informatics doi:10.3808/jei.201700381
  • Boudia S, Creager AN, Frickel S, Henry E, Jas N, Reinhardt C, Roberts JA. 2018. Residues: rethinking chemical environments. Engag Sci Technol Soc 4:165-178. doi:10.17351/ests2018.245
  • Guelfo J, Marlow T, Klein D, Savitz D, Frickel S, Crimi M, Suuberg EM. 2018. Evaluation and management strategies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking water aquifers: Perspectives from impacted US northeast communities. Environ Health Perspect 126:13. doi:10.1289/ehp2727 PMID:29916808
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