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Methane gas

September 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Last week my husband called me while he was on his way into work and said there were police, fire, gas trucks and the EPA out in front of the Urban Loft townhomes on Maynard Terrace.  My initial thought was that maybe they found a meth lab. Good news is that I was wrong. However, a different type of meth was found… Methane gas.

According to the AJC, it was determined that there were high levels of methane gas in the air. Thank goodness it was not detected inside the residences.

CBS news reported “that a lot of tree material and leaf material” was found 10 feet under ground. That material is decomposing and emitting gas.

I have no idea what the long term fix for the issue is. I can only imagine how the homeowners feel. And my real estate head wonders what effect, if any, this will have on their property values.


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