PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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.

August 2019
DTSC Issues Latest Community Update Factsheet to Summarize Next Steps

On August 20, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) mailed their latest Community Update to over 2,600 Brawley residents to preview upcoming activities for the former PureGro property. DTSC announced several target dates for public review of the proposed cleanup plan, which is expected to be available in October 2019. At that time, DTSC will send another Community Update to invite public comment on the plan and will host a community meeting to gather additional input before making a final remedial decision. They added, "DTSC appreciates community feedback that has been provided and is considering all feedback in our decision-making phase of the project as we prepare for the release of the new Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for public comment." English and Spanish versions of the factsheet are available on the DTSC’s website.

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