Emergency Sites

Chatsworth Park

Chatsworth 400At Chatsworth Park, the discovery of lead contamination from a former shooting range has caused portions of the park to be closed until the site can be fully assessed and remediated. The Brownfields Program (Program) applied for and was awarded a Targeted Site Assessment grant for $75,000 in services from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). A DTSC contractor performed an environmental investigation.

Oakridge Fire

Oakridge Fire Oakridge Fire After

 In November of 2008, wildfires burned approximately 500 of 600 mobile homes at the Oakridge Mobile home Park. The Program provided emergency Phase II sampling and analysis of ash and soil at the site, and of storm-water leaving the site to assess the presence of heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and asbestos. This work was done to protect the health and safety of surrounding residents and to mitigate any potential environmental damage from the storm-water carrying these materials into the ocean.