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Posted on: July 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] NATURAL GAS ODOR

Natural Gas

This evening, a MidAmerican facility near Johnston is releasing methyl mercaptan, which is an additive in natural gas to make it have an odor. This release can be smelled in the area of NW Beaver Drive and Lower Beaver Drive extending westerly along Johnston Drive to Merle Hay Road. The Fire Department has investigated and there is no leak of natural gas at this time and no danger to the public, but there is a leak of the odorant that is added to the natural gas to give it a warning property since natural gas in its purest form has no odor.


MidAmerican Energy is aware of the leak and is working to resolve the issue at this time.

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