Rail Transit District
This large parcel of land that contains the Nyanza cap has been partially developed. According to Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert, it is important to get the land developed correctly and in a way that is the best interest for the town Ashland. Read his blog post about what the town is looking to do in order to obtain the land and use it in the best way for Ashland. The town has come up with a very creative solution.
A New Vision for the Town of Ashland
Solar Panels on Nyanza
On September 13, 2018 the Planning Board met to further discuss the application by Ashland Solar, LLC to construct solar panels on the Nyanza cap site. After much discussion, the Planning Board agreed to approve a Site Plan review. You can learn more about this project on the coUrbanze link.
MBTA Roadway Solar Array
The investigatory, background and field work for the Nyanza Feasibility Study has been completed by the contractor, Nobis Engineering. They are currently working on tasks such as data evaluation/interpretation, evaluating potential remedial alternatives for groundwater, determining potential groundwater clean-up levels, and other follow-up activities. At this time, we do not have any final reports yet for the feasibility study. However, EPA has a public release and formal comment period scheduled to start for the feasibility report and proposed plan (which will describe the recommended remedy for Nyanza Operable Unit 02 groundwater) in June 2019. We will have a data summary report from sampling activities conducted during the feasibility study (which will be similar to the 2015 groundwater report) that will be finalized prior to this time; this data report will be posted to the public website for download. We will also post it here. In the link below you will find all documents related to the EPA cleanup of Nyanza.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Nyanza information