Porter Ranch Residents’ Health Concerns Linger Over Thought Of Returning Home
The Southern California Gas Co. says the gases being released now will not affect residents' health, but families who were uprooted are not so sure they believe that.
Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?
A major natural gas storage well in Southern California is still leaking, though less so than back in late October, when the giant gas leak was first reported. More than 5,000 families and two schools have been relocated since then, and the local utility that operates the facility is now facing several legal actions. The utility, Southern California Gas Co., now says the leak should be sealed by the end of the month, if not earlier, and also says the gases released will cause no long-term health effects. But some people who live near the leak worry that not enough research has been done to make that claim. (McEvers, 2/5)