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Santa Rosa: PG&E Making Progress on Cleanup of Century-Old Gas Plant

03-28-2013

SANTA ROSA: In cities around the country, utilities such as PG&E are cleaning up the remnants of plants that once provided gas for cooking, light and heat.

That's what's happening in downtown Santa Rosa, where PG&E has been working for several years to clean up the materials leftover from a manufactured gas plant, known as a MGP. These plants existed in cities across America starting in the early 1800s, and were phased out as natural gas became available, which was in the 1930s in Northern California.

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