Southern California Gas Company has completed repairs to a pipeline that caused a gas leak last week, county public health officials said Monday.
The leak occurred at an abandoned well at a construction site at 4360 Via Marina on Jan. 11.
“Well abandonment operations continue. Ongoing work to repair the well may cause noise and vibrations in the immediate vicinity of the well during the day on Monday, February 4,” officials said. “Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Fire Department-Health Hazardous Materials, and the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources continue to monitor the situation. If you smell gas in this vicinity, please leave the area and dial 9-1-1.”
In response to the release, state regulators imposed controls to minimize future natural gas releases at the site, leading to the detection of a second, unrelated leak on Jan. 31.
According to the gas company, its personnel inspected the area after the second leak “and identified a small, non-hazardous natural gas leak on one of its distribution pipelines.”
“SoCalGas crews made initial repairs, but discovered a hairline crack on a valve that requires additional repair work,” according to the utility.
It was anticipated that the work will be completed after the rains pass, an official said.
“The pipeline, in its current condition, does not present a risk to public health or safety,” the gas company said.