No new reports about natural gas smell in metro area

No new reports about natural gas smell in metro area

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Neighbors are worried about a gas odor in several counties, but Atlanta Gas Light is insisting there is no need to worry.
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  • Maintenance on an Atlanta Gas Light pipeline resulted in a strong odor of natural gas Monday.
  • While the company warned of an odor in Paulding and Cobb counties, the smell was reported elsewhere.

There were no new reports Tuesday of a natural gas smell that sparked concern Monday in multiple areas of metro Atlanta.

A day earlier, Atlanta Gas Light had to assure many people that the smell didn’t mean problems.

AGL released a statement Monday afternoon saying the Williams Energy Company was conducting a controlled release of natural gas in the northern portion of Paulding County. But residents in Cobb, DeKalb and parts of north Fulton also called officials about the odor.

Some people even called 911.

“The odorant in the gas released during this process is not dissipating quickly because of current weather conditions,” Atlanta Gas Light said. “This is causing the odorant to remain low to the ground for Paulding, Cobb and Douglas counties.”

If you suspect or have concerns about a natural gas leak, call 1-877-427-4321 and Atlanta Gas Light will dispatch a technician to your home.

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