ERM West and Union Pacific
Sacramento Rail Yard Remediation Project
Coordinated CR investigations that identified sites that could be affected by the remediation plan.
Spurred by redevelopment efforts, Charlane Gross (prior to founding GrassRoots) conducted historic research and assessed previous cultural resources reports for the area.
With the driving of the Golden Spike in 1869, the Sacramento Rail Yard became the western terminus of the Trans. Railroad. After 100 yrs of use by the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, the ground was filled with contaminants leaching into the Sacramento River.