23 and said they are wary of claims the deodorizing mist is harmless and fear it could cause unknown chemical reactions. It is believed to be the largest natural gas storage facility in the West and is capable of supplying all of Southern California for more than a month. "Now I'm told it's going to be 90 days. It's not OK," Michaels said. After the Los Angeles County Health Department told the company to offer free relocation during the work, SoCalGas has relocated more than 60 families and is handling requests from 250 others.
-- A utility company trying to stop a massive month-long natural gas leak says it intends to use a solution to mask the stench that is making residents ill in an area of Los Angeles. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. The planned testimony comes as the leak near Porter Ranch has persisted for a month. Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who is also a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, said in a statement Monday that the AQMD will issue a notice of violation to the Southern California Gas Company for causing a public nuisance.
Sarpong, who was best known as a co-host of the BET Awards' pre-show All Access and MTV's Yo Momma, was remembered in an emotional eulogy by his father, Sam Sarpong, Sr., while bosses at the BET Network presented a tribute video commemorating the TV personality's work. According to Access Hollywood, Sarpong's Yo Momma co-host Wilmer Valderrama also attended the service to pay tribute to his late friend.
Kauai police have identified a 60-year-old California man who drowned after he had difficulty swimming at Shipwreck Beach as Corey Schlossmann. On Oct. 24, bystanders brought Schlossmann, of Porter Ranch, to shore and performed CPR until firefighters arrived.
I want to throw up. The main safety concern has been around the well itself because a spark could ignite any accumulated methane and cause a fire around the well. The facility is located atop the Santa Susana Mountains, which are bone dry from the drought and can be raked by fierce winds that drive wildfires late into the year. The storage facility is believed to be the largest of its kind in the West, capable of storing 86 million cubic feet of natural gas, which can supply Southern California for more than a month, Mendoza said.
-- Workers are trying to stop a three-week-old leak from a massive underground natural gas well on the outskirts of Los Angeles that has nearby residents concerned for their safety and annoyed by the unpleasant smell. The Southern California Gas Co. The utility says the rare leak does not pose a threat to public health, though some residents say the stink is making them nauseous. Porter Ranch resident Laura Gideon says she feels sick and is not letting her children play outdoors. Her teenage son has had several nose bleeds recently.
Specialists in this sort of endeavor will "kill the well," Southern California Gas Co. The problem is a leak in a 2 7/8-inch pipe through which gas is pumped into the company's Aliso Canyon 84 billion-cubic-foot storage chamber. And at night, the flames were visible from just about everywhere in the San Fernando Valley. I was in my house reading the paper and my buddy Paul Ringer called and said what's that fire behind your place. I said, `Paul what are you about?'" Goluch recalled. "I went outside and saw that big flame up there.
It will be slowly inserted into the 2 7/8-inch gas pipe, which is enclosed by a 7-inch steel well casing. The brine will eventually replace the gas in the pipe. "Once this is done, it will give us the opportunity to go to the next step," said Jimmie Cho, the company's senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity. The 8,750-foot-deep well is near the top of Oat Mountain, directly north of the 84-million-cubic-foot storage facility, one of the nation's largest, and about midway between the ends of Tampa and Mason avenues.