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Toxic Metals Found in Los Angeles Homes Near Gas Leak: Study

Homes located near a gas well blowout that spewed the nation’s largest-known release of methane had higher levels of toxic metals that could have caused symptoms Los Angeles residents have suffered from for months, public health officials said. Tests found …

Government Task Force Will Examine Massive California Natural Gas Leak

A new U.S. government task force will look into the country’s biggest ever accidental release of methane, which occurred over several months in Los Angeles, Calif., hoping to prevent future leaks of the potent greenhouse gas from storage wells, the …

California Court Says Utility Still on Hook for Housing Costs After Leak

A California appeals court has rejected efforts by a utility to stop housing Los Angeles residents driven from their homes by a gas leak that lasted almost four months. The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied a petition by Southern …

Southern California Gas Co. Pleads Innocent in Methane Leak

Southern California Gas Co pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges it waited three days to report a huge methane leak that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes, officials for the company and prosecutors said. …

Sempra’s ‘Don’t Worry’ Be Gassy View on Leak Not Going over

Ever since one of its wells in California started spewing natural gas in October, Sempra Energy’s message to residents has been the same: Don’t worry – the leak poses no public safety threat and won’t cause long-term health effects. They …

California Gas Leak Follows Years of Lax Regulation of Aging Storage Wells

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, Calif., utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co., warned …

Plan to Burn off Leaking Methane in California Scrapped

Air quality regulators agreed on Wednesday to scrap a proposal to capture and burn off some of the methane spewing into the air from a subterranean pipeline rupture that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes since …

Gas Leak Forcing Southern California Residents to Flee Neighborhood

The sulfurous scent of a natural-gas leak hangs in the air as mail carriers wearing gas masks make rounds to mostly deserted homes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch. Life in the community of 30,000 people chiseled into …

Texas Plant with Fatal Gas Leak Had Been Cited for Infractions

A DuPont and Co pesticide plant where four people died in a gas leak in November had been cited for emissions violations by a state agency on several occasions before the accident, the Houston Chronicle reported. The newspaper cited public …

NYC Fire Department to Increase Response to Reports of Gas Leaks

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to the March explosion that leveled two …