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Ventura County School Moves Ahead With Relocation Plans To Avoid Concerns About Oil, Gas Pipelines

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Three gas and oil pipelines run through this grassy field in the middle of the Somis School student play area, creating signifcant safety concerns, and are prompting the district to pursue relocation plans for the entire school

A tiny, one school Ventura County school district is dealing with what it considers a potentially explosive problem.

Concern about possible danger from four oil and gas pipelines which run through, and next to the campus prompted the district to move ahead with a plan to relocate the entire school.

The Somis Union School District closed escrow on ten acres of land Tuesday which will be the now home of its K-8 school.

But, the district still has to raise eight million dollars to complete the first phase of the project.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.