Former Fresno-2 Manufactured Gas Plant

Project overview: In May 2021, PG&E completed cleanup activities addressing contaminated soil at the site of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) that operated in the late 1800s/early 1900s on Mariposa Street, between F and G streets, in Fresno, California (site). All work was performed voluntarily under the oversight of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and in coordination with the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and the City and County of Fresno.

Cleanup activities included the safe removal and off-site disposal of roughly 5,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil. Workers backfilled excavations with clean, imported fill. Restoration activities were completed in May 2021.

PG&E is working with DTSC to obtain site closure and implement a land use covenant for a portion of the site. We anticipate this work will be complete in December 2023.

Former Fresno-2 MGP around 1899

Former Fresno-2 MGP around 1899.

Site history: The former Fresno-2 MGP operated from 1881 to 1919, when natural gas became available. PG&E acquired the property in 1905, and the plant was closed and dismantled in 1919. Today, the site consists of three vacant lots and a former restaurant.

Find out more at DTSC Resources & Contact Information.

Site related documents can also be found at:
Fresno County Public Library, 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno 559-600-7323