PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


June 2020
Remedial Action Plan Approved; Stockpile Removal Expected to Begin This Year

DTSC approved the Remedial Action Plan on June 1, 2020. Removal and offsite disposal of the soil stockpile is the first step in the cleanup plan, with a goal of completing it this year. Public safety is the top priority during stockpile removal. For example, dust will be monitored and controlled during all cleanup activities, and trucks will use a designated truck route to avoid residential areas as much as possible.

After stockpile removal, the remaining parts of the cleanup plan will be designed and completed. That work includes excavation of additional soil from targeted areas, followed by placement of an engineered cover over the property. Residential buffer zones will be created along the eastern boundary and along River Drive. Visit the FAQs page for more information and the Resources page to read the approved RAP, Responsiveness Summary, and other information.

November 2019
Local Input Helps Shape New Cleanup Plan

Local community input has helped shape a new cleanup plan for the former PureGro property. That new plan is detailed in the draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) issued on November 13 by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Of the five different options evaluated by DTSC, the proposed cleanup focuses on soil removal and creation of a residential buffer zone between the property and nearby neighborhood. After public comments on the draft RAP and approval of the RAP by DTSC, the stockpile will be removed in early 2020 and the rest of the cleanup begun later in the year. To learn more, please explore the FAQs page.

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