PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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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.





August 2020
Soil Stockpile Removal Set to Begin

Removal of the soil stockpile on the former PureGro property is scheduled to begin September 8, 2020. During the week of August 31, technicians will measure current levels of noise and dust. Stockpile removal will take about 15 weeks, with work expected to be complete in December 2020.

During stockpile removal, about 15,000 cubic yards of soil will be put into trucks, covered, and transported to an out-of-state landfill for disposal. Safety is a top priority during the project and will include daily dust monitoring, dust control, and use of a designated truck route to avoid residential neighborhoods near the property. DTSC will oversee all aspects of the work, and the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board have reviewed the plan for dust control.

If you have questions or concerns during stockpile removal, please 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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