PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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.

September 2019
City Posts Final "Vision to Action" Report to Help Explore the PureGro Property’s Future

In response to community and City leadership interest in the future reuse of the former PureGro property, the City of Brawley asked the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) in mid-2018 to explore development potential and options. Based on the study and a community workshop, "CCLR finds that the most prudent course of action is to retain the M1 zoning and for the City of Brawley continue to work with DTSC, Chevron and stakeholders for a remedial option and mitigations that encourages near-term reuse that is protective of adjacent residents." The report also recommends use of a buffer zone to help separate future use from the nearby residential area. Creation of a buffer zone is being evaluated as part of the Draft Remedial Action Plan expected to be available in October 2019. Click to view the Vision to Action report.

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