Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020

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Sediment removal from the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project, begun on May 21, concluded on Nov. 15. Haul trucks will start again in the Spring.

Testing of emissions from haul trucks in the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, also known as the Big Dig, will not happen this year.
City Councilman Greg Brown announced the news at a Joint Use Committee meeting last week that included members of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board as well as the council. Brown said the contractor had refused to take part in the tests but Los Angeles County officials were optimistic they could get the issue resolved. Continue reading “Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020”

Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday

About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.
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About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.

A Los Angeles County official said this week that haul trucks used for the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project would restart on Monday and would be able to use two wheel washers to address dust issues that shut down the diesel vehicles for about three weeks. Continue reading “Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday”

Big Dig Sediment Removal Is Still on Pause

Trucking operations at the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, also known as the Big Dig, remain stalled over ongoing dust issues, and the date of the vehicles’ return is not yet known.
L.A. County Public Works Assistant Deputy Director Steve Burger said in a phone interview on Tuesday that officials are working with the contractor to come up with a plan that includes two proposed tire washes at the project’s exit to eliminate dust from the tires of the sediment-hauling trucks. Continue reading “Big Dig Sediment Removal Is Still on Pause”

Emission Monitoring Planned for ‘Big Dig’ Trucks

The monitoring of tailpipe emissions from sediment-hauling trucks at Devil’s Gate Dam is set to arrive in the near future, authorities said recently.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said in an Aug. 16 news release that she plans to implement the monitoring of the trucks in the wake of discussions between the county and California Air Resources Board. Continue reading “Emission Monitoring Planned for ‘Big Dig’ Trucks”

County Official Briefs Council on Big Dig Dust Control Effort

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The La Cañada Flintridge City Council listened to presentations from Los Angeles County and local residents about the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project at a recent study session meeting.

It will take up to three weeks to install a wheel washer and start a pilot tarping program at the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project to cut down on dust generated by the sprawling enterprise, a Los Angeles County official said at a meeting this week.
Steve Burger, assistant deputy director of the county Department of Public Works, made the comments about the project, also known as the Big Dig, at a La Cañada Flintridge City Council study session meeting on Tuesday night. Burger said he would also look into other concerns voiced by the council and the public. Continue reading “County Official Briefs Council on Big Dig Dust Control Effort”

Big Dig Court Hearing Could Have a Notable Impact

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Los Angeles County is continuing its process of removing about 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from behind Devil’s Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park. The countywide flood control district is involved in a lawsuit brought by the Arroyo Seco Foundation and Pasadena Audubon Society over the project and is currently in negotiations.

The Arroyo Seco Foundation and Pasadena Audubon Society are currently in negotiations with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District over the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project in the wake of a judge’s ruling regarding the nonprofit groups’ December 2017 lawsuit over the so-called Big Dig. Continue reading “Big Dig Court Hearing Could Have a Notable Impact”