LOS ANGELES, CA – We are continuing to work with LA County Public Works, Public Health and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) to address the odor coming from the Dominguez Channel that has been impacting the Carson community and nearby neighborhoods. I could smell the scent of rotten eggs when driving on the 405 freeway and take these complaints from our residents seriously. Thank you for keeping our office alerted.
Public Health conducted air monitoring and found low levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air east of the Dominguez Channel. These current results show no need for evacuation, but the odor has caused some residents to have headaches and feel nauseous. My office is doing all we can to support and ensure Public Works and South Coast AQMD’s investigation into the source of the odor and solutions for stopping it are executed as efficiently as possible.
Immediate actions residents can take to help prevent the odor from entering their home, is to keep their doors and windows closed as much as possible. For additional information on protective measures you can take, please contact Public Health’s Community Line: 626-430-9821. This line is available from 7am-10pm, you will be asked to leave a message. The messages are checked hourly.
Residents should continue to report odors to South Coast AQMD’s hotline by phone: 800-288-7664 or online: www.AQMD.gov/Complaints. This helps us ensure complaints are properly documented, routed, and investigated by the enforcement staff.
Here is the full statement from Public Health on the results of its air monitoring of the odor in Carson: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=3435