MGM Brake Superfund Site Removed from National Priorities List and Ready for Redevelopment

On 16 September 2019, thirty-six years after it was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983, the MGM Brakes Superfund Site in Cloverdale, California was officially removed from the NPL List. The 5-acre site is a former brake-casting facility and is located less than one mile west of the Russian River. In a noteworthy demonstration of cooperation, EKI represented the two Site Responsible Parties (RPs) since EKI’s incorporation in 1989. In addition to preparation of a multitude of CERLCA-compliant reports and engineering documents, EKI assisted with implementation of remedial actions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in above-ground facilities and soil as well as a remedial action for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater under the oversight of Region 9 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North Coast Region 1 of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). The MGM site is one of three California Superfund sites the EPA included in its Superfund Redevelopment Focus List in 2018. The property is currently under a purchase option agreement with the adjacent brewery.

Historic Photograph Looking Due North

Google Earth Image Capture April 2019 Looking Southwest