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Concerns are voiced over Pacific Palisades project

Los Angeles public works officials met with Pacific Palisades residents this week to address their concerns about possible problems arising as crews start work next year building a new storm water system just north of Pacific Coast Highway.

The $15.9-million project to capture storm water runoff will be built under Temescal Canyon. Residents have expressed concern about geology, odors, operation and maintenance problems that might be associated with the project. The city plans to start work on the project, which includes a 1.25-million-gallon, cement-reinforced holding tank, in October 2010. It will take about 20 months to complete.

The Palisadian-Post has more:

About 50 residents listened at the Palisades Branch Library as Dorothy Meier, a consultant for Camp, Dresser, McKee (who was hired by the city to perform the project's initial study), explained that there were no geology issues, and that Temescal Canyon is not a seismic-prone location.

Meier said that odors from the detention tank would be less than significant, but that diesel fumes during construction could be expected. As far as operation and maintenance (since the money to fund the project is from Prop O and can only be used for construction), the city would include maintenance in future budgets.

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