[UPDATE] Senior House gas leak inconveniences residentsPosted on October 2, 2013 | by Nicole Brown
UPDATE October 6, 2013 11:12 p.m.: All facilities have been restored to the Senior House. Residents can apply to be reimbursed up to $20 for laundry services. Oct. 6 was the last night students could receive free meals from select dining halls.
Original story as follows:
Students living in the 13th Street residence hall still cannot use their stoves and dryers after a gas leak was discovered on Friday during a routine inspection.
Director of strategic assessment and communications Beth Morningstar said the leak was caused by a loose fitting in the meter room in the building, but the administration does not know how long the gas had been leaking before it was discovered.
She added that this was not a common occurrence.
“While there is no way to prevent this, gas fitting rarely become loose,” Morningstar said.
Assistant director of residential life Kawanna Leggett, who has been sending updated emails to the residents of 13th Street, said she was not aware of any other gas leaks of this nature in the past.
“Technicians were immediately dispatched to resolve the problem and work is ongoing,” Leggett said. Consolidated Edison is responsible for fixing the gas fitting.
In the meantime, free meals are available to Senior House residents at Palladium and Third North Dining halls until their stoves are restored.
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