Mixer: Ooh That Smell

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friday mixer bannerWeeks have turned into months of a sulfuric stench in Porter Ranch, a pretty idyllic part of the northern San Fernando Valley.

A gas leak in the region – emanating from the Southern California Gas Company Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Field – started small, with a few residents complaining.

Now, hundreds of homeowners – and thousands of school children – have been relocated out of the area.

The price tag keeps rising as the region’s blood pressure continues to as well.

People want answers as to why the leak continues, what caused it, how it could’ve been avoided, and what the state is going to do about it.

KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez has been covering the story and spent some time in Porter Ranch over the last several weeks.

Gene Maddaus reports for LA Weekly, and has a feature story this week on ‘what went wrong’ in Porter Ranch.

Both joined us for this week’s Friday Mixer.