• Latest status report from 6/18/19. This report includes interim remedial measures. Find more updates at official Town of Chapel Hill website.

  • Duncklee & Dunham is providing Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment services. Preliminary risk evaluation findings were presented on May 24, 2019. Complete findings are expected in July. 

  • June 12, 2019- Council Meeting. Town Staff and environmental consultants recommended interim remediation measures for the areas closest to Bolin Creek. These measures are expected to significantly reduce the risk profile for the site for a 3-5 year period until final remedial options can be designed and a final remedy selected. Council approved the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, which includes $246,000 for coal ash remediation.


  • October 10, 2018- Council Meeting. Staff will move forward with Brownfield eligibility determination and commit to hold additional public information meetings, including Stormwater and Environmental Stewardship boards, once a risk assessment is complete.

  • September 2018- Planning begins for Brownfield application for Town Council consideration

  • June 2018- Land use concept planning begins with public comment sessions


  • Phase II Remedial Investigation Report conducted by Hart & Hickman (conducted in 2016, completed in 2017)


  • Town learns coal ash exists on property during an asset evaluation of Town owned properties

  • Phase I and limited Phase II Remedial Investigation Report conducted by Falcon Engineering

  • It appears that the fill initially consisted of construction debris, and then CCPs were placed above the construction debris for structural fill


  • Town acquires property and constructs the police station which continues to house police operations today


  • The site was initially used as a borrow pit from the late 1950s to early 1960s, and was then used as a fill site from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.