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Massive California gas leak provokes anger

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GAS LEAK. This infrared image released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows methane gas leaking from the Aliso Canyon facility near the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles. Photo by Environmental Defense Fund/AFP
The leak is detected on October 23 in an underground natural gas well at the Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon site – one of the largest gas facilities in the United States

LOS ANGELES, USA (Jan. 9, 2016) — For several weeks, Sam Mongeau’s three-year-old daughter Bella has had a lingering cough, while other members of his family have experienced nose bleeds, headaches and fatigue.

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A single gas well leak is California’s biggest contributor to climate change

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SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. Photograph: Javier Mendoza/AP
Rupture of Aliso Canyon well has released more than 77,000 metric tons of methane and refocused attention on America’s accident-prone infrastructure

January 7, 2016 —The single biggest contributor to climate change in California is a blown-out natural gas well more than 8,700ft underground, state authorities and campaign groups said Monday.

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