Antonovich Wants Porter Ranch Residents Given More Time to Return Home After Leak Plugged

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SoCal Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon storage facility is shown on Nov. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A Los Angeles County supervisor wants residents who have been displaced by the Aliso Canyon gas leak to have as long as 30 days after the leak is plugged to return to their homes from temporary housing.

Southern California Gas Co. and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office agreed last December that residents of Porter Ranch and other communities who relocated to avoid fumes from the massive leak would return to their homes within 48 hours.

Supervisor Mike Antonovich is to introduce a motion on Tuesday giving residents the additional time. Gas company officials say the leak will probably be plugged by the end of the month.

“This will provide adequate time for displaced residents to move their families and pets back into the community,” the supervisor’s motion said.

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