Schools Within 5 Miles of Porter Ranch-Area Gas Leak to Receive Air Purifiers

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Porter Ranch student relocated because of a gas leak began attending classes in Northridge on Jan. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Southern California Gas Co. is providing air purifiers to schools within a 5-mile radius of its leaking natural gas storage well in Aliso Canyon, officials said Wednesday.

The largest number of devices, 210, is going to the largest campus in the area, Granada Hills Charter High School.

“These purifiers will be in every classroom and office,” according to a statement from the public relations firm Sitrick and Co., which is representing the utility.

The school requested the purifiers even though the telltale odor has not reached the campus, according to administrators. The gas company also is providing active carbon filters that will be installed in all heating and air conditioning units.

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