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Manufactured Gas Plants

Former Salinas Manufactured Gas Plant

Former Salinas MGP in 1929

PG&E is working to address environmental impacts at the site of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) at 2 Bridge Street (formerly Pajaro Street) near downtown Salinas, California. The MGP operated from 1873 to 1929. PG&E acquired the MGP in 1927 and operated it through 1929. The plant was decommissioned in 1934. In 1962, PG&E subdivided the property into four parcels. Only one small parcel was retained, which remains in service as a gas regulator station. The remaining three parcels were sold to industrial buyers. In 2012, PG&E repurchased one of the parcels it originally sold to expedite the site investigation work. All work is being conducted voluntarily by PG&E and is being overseen by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

From 2011 to 2013, PG&E conducted site investigation work to determine the extent of MGP impacts to soil, soil gas and groundwater. Based on investigation results, a cleanup plan is being prepared.

PG&E will continue to keep the community informed about this project through fact sheets, work notices and other outreach, as appropriate.

Additional Resources:

Site-related documents can also be found at:
Cesar Chavez Library, Sherwood School, 110 S. Wood Street, Salinas, CA 93905, (831) 809-8050

All MGP Locations
Chico Oakdale San Rafael
Colusa Oakland Santa Cruz
Daly City Oroville Santa Rosa
Eureka Red Bluff Selma
Fresno - 1 Redding St. Helena
Fresno - 2 Redwood City Stockton
Hollister Sacramento -1 Tracy
Lodi Salinas Turlock
Madera San Francisco - Adjacent To Potrero Vallejo
Marysville - 1 San Francisco - Beach Street Watsonville - 1
Merced San Francisco - Fillmore Watsonville - 2
Modesto - 1 San Francisco - North Beach Willows
Monterey San Francisco - Potrero Woodland
Napa San Luis Obispo - 1