Former Plating Facility – San Gabriel Valley

MARKET– Developers, Retail, Property Managers, & Insurance

SERVICES– Regulatory Negotiation, Site Investigation & Remediation, Site Reuse, Redevelopment

Project Highlights

  • Regulatory Agency – Department of Toxic Substances Control, US Environmental Protection Agency, City of El Monte
  • Contaminants of Concern – CVOCs, Hexavalent Chromium
  • Engineering Services Provided – Site Assessment, Remediation, Redevelopment
  • Challenges – Regional Superfund Plume, Regulatory Negotiations

Project Summary

Located in the San Gabriel Valley, the Site was once one of the largest plating facilities in Southern California. Working for a bona-fide prospective purchaser, Murex quickly evaluated a significant amount of historical documentation during a brief due diligence period to support the client’s acquisition of the property out of bankruptcy and to support negotiations with DTSC and USEPA in order to enter into a voluntary oversight agreement.

The project became a public-private partnership as the City of El Monte was a major supporter, having dealt for years with blight and vandalism at this aging Brownfield site. Murex developed a plan with the new owner to satisfy due care responsibilities, identify and assess data gaps, protect public health, and perform remediation under the oversight of a governing agreement with USEPA that included a robust public participation campaign.