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San Antonio Aquarium set to reopen after gas leak forced closure

After a gas leak caused them to close their doors, the San Antonio Aquarium is scheduled to re-open today. (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - After a gas leak caused them to close their doors, the San Antonio Aquarium is scheduled to re-open today.

The business has been shut down since Nov. 29.

The animals are safe and they have been taken care of during this time, but officials said they are wanting to move out of Leon Valley because they say it is "very hard" to comply with code.

On Monday, the City of Leon Valley approved the aquarium's permits after a gas threat temporarily shut them down last week. Fire crews say unvented gas heaters that produced carbon monoxide were a possible danger. The Aquarium is making some changes. They will no longer heat the aviary that way, instead, they are going to take the animals indoors on cold nights to keep them warm and protected.

The San Antonio Aquarium general manager said officials plan to move out of Leon Valley because they don't want to deal with so much red tape.

The final inspection by the city, which was set to take place at 9 a.m. today, is now pushed to 11 a.m. Aquarium officials hope to open immediately after passing the inspection.

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