Construction of the Final Groundwater Remedy
Phase 1 Construction Project Initiation Meeting held October 2, 2018
A Phase 1 Construction initiation meeting was held on October 2, 2018, in Needles, California. Over eighty individuals participated in the initiation meeting, including representatives from DOI, DTSC, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Native American Indian Tribes (Fort Mojave Indian Tribes, Chemehuevi Tribe, Cocopah Indian Tribe, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes), and key construction contractors involved in the initial construction activities. The initiation meeting covered initial construction activities and schedules, PG&E’s health & safety expectations, DOI’s and DTSC’s expectations, and perspectives of the Tribes.
Construction of the Final Groundwater Remedy Has Begun
Current Construction Activities:
- Established a Public Information Trailer in September 2018. The Public Information Trailer provides walk-in access for interested individuals to learn about the PG&E project. The trailer was established as part of a mitigation measure and is a place where the public can visit for information regarding the project.
- Photograph of the the building at the MW-20 Tank Farm. Photograph taken October 2020.
- Photograph of the completion of the drilling of the pipeline under the National Trails Highway (using the jack and bore method). Photograph taken week of August 24, 2020.
- Photographs of creosote bush near Pipelines (B, F, and J). Photographs show before and after removal. Photographs were taken June 25, 2020.
- Backfilling of a trench with remedy pipeline. Photograph taken July 31, 2020.
- Photograph of soil piles in the Soil Processing Yard. Photograph taken May 20, 2020.
- Photograph of an open pipeline trench before the pipeline was installed. Photograph taken January 28, 2020.
- Photograph of hydrostatic testing of pipelines. Photographs taken January 22, 2020.
- Photographs of worker pouring a concrete apron for well completion at MW-S. View is facing northeast. Photograph taken January 10, 2020.
- Photograph of ring-tailed cat footprints on the shore near MW-Y' in Arizona. Photographs taken November 6, 2010.
- Photograph of drilling well MW-S. View is facing east. Photograph taken October 22, 2019.
- Photograph of bobcat fixing the access road to MW-S. Photograpoh taken September 12, 2019.
- Photograph of workers and drillers drilling at IRZ-21. View is facing East. Photograph taken August 28, 2019.
- Photograph of core samples from MW-X. View is facing west. Photograph taken July 17, 2019.
- Mats were placed on the floodplain to facilitate access for drill rigs and construction equipment/vehicles over loose sand.
- Drilling of monitoring wells started in November 2018.
- Installed protection measures for sensitive biological and cultural resources. For example, in the image below, snow fence was temporarily installed to protect sensitive plants (such as the Palo Verde plant) during construction activities.
- Image of the green stakes used by the biologist to show biological clearance of an area.
- Installed informational sign near the Public Information Trailer on construction dust notifications, on September 20, 2018.
- Installation of a Kiosk to provide information about the project. Click here to see a copy of the leaflets available at the kiosk.
- Installed traffic control on National Trails Highway (NTH) to facilitate construction activities along the south end of NTH.