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Aliso Canyon Methane Gas Leak Accident

Aliso Canyon Methane Gas Leak Accident

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Since October 23, 2015 the Aliso Canyon gas leak (also called Porter Ranch gas leak) is a massive, uncontrolled, ongoing leak from a natural gas well connected to the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California.

On January 6, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency. The Aliso gas leak carbon footprint has been referred to as larger than the Deepwater Horizon leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

The second largest gas storage facility of its kind in the United States belongs to the Southern California Gas Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility contains 115 wells tapping a reservoir that holds up to 86 billion cubic feet of natural gas for distribution to residences, businesses, and electric utilities in the L.A. basin.

Many people are reporting health issues such as headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and dizziness and thousands of residents have been relocated to temporary housing. Southern California Gas Co. predicts the leak will not be plugged until late February, possibly March.
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