PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


November 2019
Community Open House Set for December 5, 2019

You are invited to learn more about the new cleanup plan at a community meeting and open house on Thursday evening, December 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the American Citizen Club (890 B Street in Brawley). The meeting begins with an open house where you can talk with project representatives and explore informative posters. DTSC will then accept written and verbal comments on the draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) during the remainder of the meeting. You can also send written comments to DTSC by using the comment form provided with DTSC’s recent factsheet. After considering all public comments received, DTSC will then approve the RAP or approve it with modifications. Once approved, the cleanup plan will be implemented beginning in early 2020.

October 2019
Action is the Most Important Next Step

Several Imperial Valley organizations and individuals were updated during a monthly meeting of the Environmental Justice Task Force in El Centro. Representatives of Chevron and DTSC explained that a final cleanup plan for the former PureGro property is in development and expected to be available soon for public review. That Remedial Action Plan or RAP will explain five different options, how they were evaluated and compared, and which option is proposed as the final remedy. All options include removal of the soil stockpile from the property. Chevron provided a handout showing how a residential buffer may be used around the southern and eastern side of the property. The handout reaffirms that "action is the most important next step" and that Chevron is committed to implementing a remedy as selected and approved by DTSC.

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