EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Gas Service Corporation has submitted the results of its preliminary investigation into the odor in Eight Mile to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
Kesshia Davis, Director of Community Relations for Mobile Gas, said it filed the paperwork Friday and that ADEM is expected to release that report today.
In a statement released to Fox Ten News, Mobile Gas Service Corporation said;
"As part of its thorough investigation into the source of the odor in the Eight Mile community, Mobile Gas today submitted a preliminary investigation report to ADEM that outlines the work performed to date near the groundwater seeps and on Gulf South's property. The report also includes recommendations for additional work required to identify the source of the mercaptan in the groundwater. In addition to the investigation discussed in the report, Mobile Gas continues to review options with the environmental experts to eliminate the odor."
ADEM announced the results of the air monitoring study that was conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eight Mile community in June.
The study was conducted in response to citizens' complaints about odors and consisted of the collection of air quality data at eleven different sites within the Eight Mile community.
The results of the air monitoring study indicate that Methane was detected throughout the study area.
The released statement from Mobile Gas Service Corporation continued, "Mobile Gas is working as fast as it can to complete the investigation and get answers for the residents of Eight Mile."
Mobile Gas says that "once the source of the odor is determined, appropriate action can be taken."
FOX10 News has contacted ADEM to find out when it plans to release the Mobile Gas preliminary investigation results.
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