I am a native of Ashland and current Framingham Massachusetts resident. In 2010 and as part of my Master studies at Harvard, I started an art-based research inquiry into the Nyanza Superfund Site in Ashland Massachusetts and the subsequent social histories. What I discovered was a hidden narrative of activism that defines the depth of commitment that Ashland citizens have shown across time. In seeking to make these buried narratives public, I will juxtapose these with the EPA’s findings on remediation, thus memorializing the human impact of environmental degradation. If we’re allowed to disassociate the cost of human lives from industrial activities then we lay the grounds for contamination to occur again.