In November 2018, Boston College filed plans with the City of Newton to construct the salt storage facility [on the rear parking lot of the land it owns in Webster Woods.] Neither the Newton Conservation Commission nor any other city department had the authority to prevent the construction of this facility. Construction began in February 2019, and was substantially complete by June.
This facility threatens Webster Woods because of the likelihood of runoff of salt-contaminated rainwater from the site, and because of the likelihood that flaws in the parking lot will allow infiltration of salt water into the ground. Read the rest here.