The Aberjona Study Coalition, Inc. (ASC) was formed in 2002 and consists of six Environmental Groups from surrounding cities and towns: Woburn Neighborhood Association, Mystic River Watershed Association, Concerned Citizens Network, Friends of the Upper Mystic Lake, Medford Boat Club and Woburn Residents Environmental Network. We represent over 225,000 residents that border the Aberjona River. ASC Board Members include Mike and Linda Raymond and John Ciriello from the Woburn Neighborhood Association, Inc., Kathy Barry from Concerned Citizens Network of Wilmington, and Janice Dolan from Friends of the Upper Mystic Lake.
In 2003 EPA awarded a doubleTechnical Assistance Grant ($100,000) and in 2014 EPA awarded an additional Technical Assistance Grant ($50,000) to ASC on the Aberjona River combined study of the Industri-Plex and Woburn G & H Wells sites.
ASC has hired CDM Smith to interpret EPA reports on the Aberjona River. The primary goal of ASC is to ensure that the future assessment and remediation of two Woburn Superfund sites, the Industri-Plex and Woburn G & H Wells sites, are completed by the responsible parties with effective well-informed input from the affected residents, businesses, and community organizations so as to improve the water quality of the Aberjona River and the Mystic River to fishable and swimable standards as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, under the Clean Water Act.
A special thanks to our Volunteers, Kyle Raymond, Joe Raymond and Alexis Raymond for their tireless effort to complete our mission.