SoCal Gas Resumes Porter Ranch Cleanup After Quality Control Talks With County
Los Angeles County's health department issued a stop-work order on Sunday after concluding the cleaning "did not comply with the Public Health cleaning protocol."
LA County Tells SoCal Gas To Resume Cleaning Porter Ranch Houses
Three days after halting the operation, Los Angeles County Wednesday told Southern California Gas Co. to immediately resume cleaning the homes of Porter Ranch residents displaced by the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. The county's Department of Public Health issued a stop-work order on Sunday after agency experts observing the cleaning "concluded that it did not comply with the Public Health cleaning protocol," the department said in a statement. It found that the gas company's contractors were not properly equipped or trained to carry out the work according to the agency's strict requirements. The operation also lacked adequate supervision and quality control, said Angelo Bellomo, Public Health's deputy director for health protection. (Glickman, 5/25)
The Los Angeles Daily News:
Clean-Up Of Porter Ranch Homes Resumes After Health Department Lifts Stop-Work Order
A work plan has been developed since, which public health officials approved Wednesday, said Angelo Bellomo, deputy director for health protection at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Even though the work plan now imposes several layers of supervision and quality assurance, (the Department of Public Health) will continue to do spot checks on a continued basis,” Bellomo said. (Abram, 5/25)