A four-month leak at a storage facility outside of Los Angeles will put the region at risk of electricity interruptions this summer, energy agencies said on Tuesday.
The 16-week blowout near Los Angeles spewed the greenhouse gas equivalent of 572,000 cars in a year, according to a study published Thursday.
State officials on Thursday announced that the natural gas well blowout has been permanently sealed with cement. Thousands of residents, however, remain displaced in temporary housing.
Los Angeles County prosecutors announced misdemeanor charges Tuesday against Southern California Gas Co., which owns the well that has been leaking massive amounts of methane, displacing thousands of residents.
Two dozen families are suing over a massive gas leak that's forced thousands of Los Angeles residents to flee their homes. “I’ve never seen anything like this in the 25 years I’ve been doing this,” Erin Brockovich said.
The leak near the Southern California community of Porter Ranch has threatened school closures, limited air traffic, and — according to critics — catastrophically hurt the environment and residents' health.
A neighborhood south of Dallas, Texas was shaken Monday morning by an explosion that destroyed a home and left at least two people injured.
Two people died in the blast and fire. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances.
A gas leak was found in a pipe next to one of the two buildings that collapsed on March 12, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Tuesday.
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