Regarding SoCalGas doing indoor air testing… For free in 75 homes:
This all seems like legal maneuvering on SoCalGas' part. What other way are they going to have evidence (to prove that the air is back to normal) to present in court to refute the claims of plaintiffs than to get it from select homes in Porter Ranch. Everything SoCalGas does is VERY calculated.
Remember, March 18 is the cut off date for relocation. They will use this data, which will of course up negative, against us in that court proceeding and all others.
DO NOT LET THEM INTO YOUR HOMES! THEY WILL USE IT AGAINST YOU AND USE IT IN THEIR FAVOR!!
This testing they're doing is pure propaganda for the media and a clever legal move for them. They are testing ONLY for methane and mercaptans. The methane is long long gone. And the only symptoms of too much methane are: fire, explosion, and death by asphyxiation. Nobody is reporting those symptoms.
People can smell mercaptans at much lower levels than equipment can even measure. Nobody is reported smelling any mercaptan. So OF COURSE that test will come up negative as well. SoCalGas can then report "we tested the homes and came up with nothing". That will look great in the press and will be great for them in court.
DON'T LET THEM IN !