Project overview: In summer 2017, PG&E will conduct field investigation work to gather data on site conditions as part of upcoming cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) located on Mariposa Street, between F and G streets, in Fresno, California (site). The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) oversees this voluntary project and work is coordinated with the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and the City and County of Fresno.
PG&E anticipates cleanup of the site will begin in 2018. Work includes the on-site treatment of soil combined with soil excavation and off-site disposal. This approach minimizes truck traffic and the amount of material being placed in landfills, and aligns with area land uses.
Former Fresno-2 MGP around 1899.
Public safety and outreach: Safety is of utmost importance to PG&E. Work will be conducted in a way that protects the health and safety of workers and the community while minimizing impacts to the greatest extent possible. PG&E will continue to keep the community informed about the project through fact sheets, work notices and other outreach, as appropriate.
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 a commercial business, former restaurant and a parking lot.
There is no indication that PG&E's former MGP sites pose any health concerns to the public, based on our testing, experience, and extensive review of medical literature.