PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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December 18, 2020
Stockpile Removal is Complete

Removal of the soil stockpile at the former PureGro property is complete. From September to December 2020, about 25,000 tons of soil were safely hauled away in more than 1,000 truckloads. Before leaving the property, each truck was loaded, covered, inspected, and passed through a wheel wash on their way out to the designated truck route. Meanwhile, dust was controlled and monitored each day during soil removal activities.

Removal of the stockpile was a key request of the community as part of the Remedial Action Plan approved by DTSC in June 2020, and we are pleased that this part of the work is now done. The next step is to complete the rest of the Remedial Action Plan, with a goal of beginning that work in 2021. The entire project team extends its thanks to the City of Brawley and the local neighborhood for your support during this important project.



Trucks are loaded with soil from the stockpile.


October 27, 2020
Stockpile Removal is About 60% Complete

Removal of the soil stockpile at the former PureGro property is progressing safely and smoothly. About 60% of the soil has been hauled away for out-of-state disposal. That’s more than 500 dump trucks so far. Daily monitoring of dust and noise confirms that our preventive measures are working and comply with DTSC and Imperial County Air Pollution Control District requirements. The majority of the trucking and soil removal is on track to be completed by early December, followed by demobilization of equipment and work crews.

We are grateful for the patience and support of the City of Brawley and the local neighborhood while we complete this important project. Removal of the stockpile was a key request of the community as part of the Remedial Action Plan approved by DTSC in June 2020

To control dust, water is sprayed on each bucket of soil as it is mixed and loaded onto trucks. Nearby, technicians monitor for dust, noise, and safety.
Each load of soil is inspected and covered, and the trucks go through a wheel wash before driving onto local streets.


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