- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There’s been another leak at a Los Angeles-area natural gas storage field where the nation’s largest methane release forced thousands of people from their homes.

Southern California Gas tells the Los Angeles Daily News (https://bit.ly/29lqEwZ ) that a minor leak was discovered last Saturday in a buried pipeline at the Aliso Canyon storage facility.

Spokeswoman Melissa Bailey says the leak was quickly stopped and posed no safety hazard.

However, homeowners in nearby Porter Ranch are arguing that the entire underground storage field is dangerous and should be shut down.

A leaking well at the site spewed huge amounts of methane into the air from last October until February.

Thousands of San Fernando Valley residents complained of health problems and left their homes.


Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, https://www.dailynews.com

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