Amherst Residents for Environmental Accountability (AREA)


The AREA Group is dedicated to protecting Amherst's water supply and preserving the Old Amherst Landfill as an open, green and environmentally safe space.

AREA Group Goals

  • To disseminate information about 1,4-dioxane carcinogenic contaminant leaching from the Old Landfill into the drinking water aquifer protection area.
  • To force the Town of Amherst goverment acknowledge the looming problem, start proper monitoring of the contamination and implement appropriate remediation actions.
  • Raise funds to enable continuous engagement of Roux Associates to analyze drinking water test data to detect any negative trends before it is too late.

Click here for information on the recent actions and environmental reports.

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We Need Your Support!

This is a problem that affects all of us. The AREA Group set up a fundraising effort to fund ads in the local newspapers to alert Amherst's residents about the problem and to force the Town to deal with it. We are also trying to raise funds to enable continuous engagement of Roux Associates to analyze drinking water test data to detect any negative trends before it is too late.

It would be possible only as a collective effort. Please consider participating and contributing any amount you can afford. 

Click here to contribute to the AREA Group Trust.

Please help us spread the message and forward this information to other Amherst residents via email, Facebook and Twitter.

AREA Group Trust trustees list:

Michael Krasnik
Katherine Dorfman
Jill Hathaway.

Contact: areagrouporg@gmail.com