Statement from Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines on the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

 
Nov. 23, 2015
 
We are closely monitoring the natural gas leak in the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon Storage Field to ensure that our students and employees in the Porter Ranch area are safe.
 
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has advised that the methane gas emitted into the air poses little direct health risk, and the odorant added to natural gas is the chief concern because of its stench.
 
Starting Nov. 30, the District will be conducting its own air-quality monitoring at Castlebay Lane Charter and Porter Ranch Community schools, and will be posting results on the District’s website as soon as they become available.
 
At this time, these schools will remain open. We will continue to maintain an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning while the gas leak is repaired.
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Contact for media inquiries only: Shannon Haber 213.241.6766

Attached Files

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/AlisoCanyon.pdf Source: L.A. County Department of Public Health