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BACARA VENTS HYDROGEN SULFIDE!
October 12, 2000
SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

The recently opened Bacara Spa & Resort reported hydrogen sulfide gas in concentrations that posed an immediate threat to health and safety. The gas was emitted from vents on the roof of the main building October 4, vents designed to release methane captured from natural seeps underneath the hotel. The hydrogen sulfide is believed to have come from the same source. None of the gas was found inside the buildings. Safety measures imposed by the county Fire Department include raising the vents ten feet off of the roof, posting warning, signs, training employees who work in the area, and monitoring of the area for future releases.

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