LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles residents living near an oil drilling facility are calling for a review and urging new requirements for operating the site.
The Los Angeles Times reports a legal settlement nearly two decades ago between the city and Breitburn Energy was meant to protect the neighborhood on Pico Boulevard from noise and fumes.
The city’s deal with Breitburn included requirements meant to keep problems from recurring once the facility was renovated, but that has not happened.
City officials say the operator did not take steps to initiate regular, five-year reviews and the city did not perform them.
Neighbors have raised concerns in recent months about foul smells coming from the facility.
The group Neighbors for a Safe Environment has asked for site upgrades including equipment to continuously track emissions.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/
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