PureGro Brawley Cleanup Project


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.

June 2019
Dust Control, Stockpile Inspection, and Other Property Maintenance is Complete

Dust control and other property maintenance is important work that occurs on the former PureGro property on a regular basis. The latest work was done in June 2019, including fence repair, posting new signage, and spreading a dust suppressant on the soil across the entire property. Workers also checked the dust control blanket material on the soil stockpile (shown at right) to make sure it continues to perform properly. Based on community input, DTSC has announced that the soil stockpile will be removed from the property as part of any cleanup plan selected and approved by DTSC. All remedial options being evaluated for the forthcoming Draft Remedial Action Plan will include removal of the approximately 15,000 cubic yards of soil in the stockpile. Read about the stockpile and explore other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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