Could SoCal Gas Have Prevented the Porter Ranch Gas Leak?

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The continuing gas leak that's moving thousands of families out of their homes is an ecological disaster of national proportion. It constitutes 21% of the state's methane emissions and 2.3% of its entire carbon footprint—all from one hole in the ground. Now it turns out that the Southern California Gas Company removed a safety valve that could have stopped the leaking from pipes it knew were not just decades old but likely to have been corroded.

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Photo: Site of Porter Ranch gas leak (Southern California Gas)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Christine Detz