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For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2016

Public Health Lifts the Stop-Work Order to SoCalGas

UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) directs Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to implement their Interior Home Cleaning Work Plan and to begin the cleaning today, Wednesday, May 25. To continue to protect the residents’ health, Public Health will be in the field monitoring the cleaning done by SoCalGas and their contractors.

Pursuant to the Judge's recent order, relocated residents who want SoCalGas to clean their homes must request cleaning by May 27 at 5:00 p.m. by scheduling a date for cleaning, or will be deemed to have declined cleaning.

Relocated residents should continue scheduling their appointments for cleaning according to the Court’s ruling by contacting SoCalGas at:

Homes of residents who are not currently relocated are not addressed in the Court’s decision but are covered by the Public Health Directive. Public Health is committed to ensuring that SoCalGas complies with the directive and cleans all homes in the impacted community regardless of relocation status.

On Sunday, May 22, Public Health issued a Stop-Work Order to SoCalGas to protect residents’ health after Public Health Environmental Health Specialists observed remedial cleaning and concluded that it did not comply with the Public Health cleaning protocol.

Public Health, its partner agencies and scientific experts will continue to monitor environmental conditions and health surveillance data, and will continue to intervene as may be necessary to protect health in the communities affected by the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility.

To view the Interior Home Cleaning Work Plan and for more information about the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak disaster, visit:

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises nearly 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $900 million. To learn more about the LA County Department of Public Health and the work they do, visit PublicHealth, and follow Public Health on social media at ublicHealth, facebook.c om/LAPublicHealth, and youtub