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Massive California gas leak permanently capped

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SEALED. A general view over homes affected by the gas leak from the mountain behind them are pictured in the affluent community Porter Ranch Estates in Porter Ranch, California, USA, January 7, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA
‘We have confirmed that the leak of gas has been capped. We have the gas emissions under control,’ says an official of the California Department of Conservation

LOS ANGELES, USA (Feb. 19, 2016) — A leaking gas well that spewed tons of methane into the air and forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has been permanently sealed, state officials said Thursday, February 18.

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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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