On October 13, 1988 Senator Kennedy visited the Nyanza SuperFund site along with the Director of the EPA(?) in order to gain information about the planned cleanup. Senator Kennedy was instrumental in helping to get funds released to clean up this site. He states that "this is not the job of the community, this is a state and federal job". It was important for Ashland residents to know that the Senator was behind us and that he deemed this site to be of the utmost importance.
25 years later, Nyanza is still not fully cleaned up. Only Phase 1 was completed. We know there is more work to be done and we hope we can have another state representative be a key factor in helping the EPA finish the job that they started. In their own words, "No one wants this cleaned up more than the EPA."
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