LOS ANGELES, CA – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced in a news release that it has delivered or installed more than 38,000 air filtration systems in more than 10,500 homes, 60 schools and 160 businesses in neighborhoods near its Aliso Canyon storage facility since January 11, 2016. The final deliveries will be made this week fulfilling every approved request SoCalGas received for in-home air filtration system.
If residents have been approved to receive air filtration systems and are unable to take delivery of the equipment by April 1, 2016, the units can be picked up at Medallion Fulfillment & Logistics, 20675 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 until April 8.
SoCalGas stated it has completed assessments on more than 600 homes reporting the presence of brown spots believed to be related to the once-leaking well at its Aliso Canyon storage facility. Cleaning has been completed at more than 75 houses and 83 other homes have been scheduled. As homes continue to be assessed, additional cleanings will be scheduled. Earlier this month, SoCalGas completed cleaning at private schools and community playgrounds near the facility. To date, no brown spots associated with the Aliso Canyon storage facility have been identified indoors.
Sampling results reviewed by both a toxicologist and a medical expert suggest that the brown spots do not pose a health risk. SoCalGas will continue to assess properties reported to have a presence of brown spots and will provide cleaning services for those homes that have brown spots after that assessment.
To date, SoCalGas states it has processed more than 24,000 expense reimbursements totaling more than $48 million. Hundreds of new reimbursement payments are processed every day.