The Odor In The San Fernando Valley Is Not Because Of Natural-Gas Facility

There's a strange smell in northwest part of the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods.

Finally after multiple complaints, the South Coast Air Quality Management district investigated the reports. Since the odor has started, they've received multiple complaints about the smell.

According to the agency's spokesperson, inspectors were always dispatched to the area.

After their investigation, the SoCalGas officials have confirmed that the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility is not the source of the odor.

Crews were investigating the odor, but a SoCalGas statement said: “At this time, we have no indications of a natural gas leak in the area.”

SoCalGas facilities in the area were not “not registering methane readings above normal background levels,” the statement added.

This conclusion wasn't enough. Activists groups "Save Porter Ranch and Food & Water Action" don't believe investigation are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to have his own investigation and close the facility.

Fire departments have also gotten calls about the smell. . The facility is under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Leslie Lua, a spokeswoman for LACoFD, said the department received a call about 7:11 a.m. from a man in Porter Ranch saying people all over town were posting on social media that they could smell gas.

Fire officials arrived at 12800 block of Tampa Avenue, near the gas facility site, about 7:33 a.m. and conducted an investigation, but found nothing and did not smell gas, Lua said.

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