PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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September 28, 2020
Community Safety is Top Priority during Stockpile Removal

Protecting the Brawley community and project workers is our focus as cleanup work gets going on the former PureGro property. We take safety and regulatory compliance very seriously in all that we do, including these daily activities:

In this photo, contractors are spreading gravel to create an access road for trucks during loading of soil from the stockpile. During all activities, water trucks keep the road and soil wet to prevent dust. All loaded dump trucks are covered, checked, and wheels cleaned before leaving the property.


If you have questions or concerns during stockpile removal, call the community information line at 760-602-3830. Please leave a brief message, including your name and phone number, and a project representative will reply promptly.


September 2020
Mobilization for Soil Stockpile Removal to Begin September 8

After technicians do preliminary work the week of August 31, heavy equipment and work crews will begin to arrive at the PureGro property on September 8, 2020. Work will typically begin at 6:00am and end at 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Worker and community safety are top priorities during stockpile removal. Dust control is a major focus as stockpile soil is scooped up by excavators and loaded into trucks. Water is sprayed to wet the soil and haul road, and dust monitoring is done during all active work hours. Each loaded truck is covered and then follows a designated route on its way to a licensed landfill in Arizona. If winds become too strong at a sustained 25 mph or more, work will pause until wind speed goes down.

About 850 truck loads are needed to remove the stockpile, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The remainder of the project approved by DTSC in the June 2020 Remedial Action Plan is expected to move forward in 2021, following engineering design and other planning.

If you have questions or concerns during stockpile removal, call the community information line at 760-602-3830. Please leave a brief message, including your name and phone number, and a project representative will reply promptly.






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