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Gas Leak Capped Permanently in Porter Ranch

Aerial footage of the natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon above Porter Ranch, taken with an infrared camera.

Courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund

By By ALICE WALTON, HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS and LOUIS SAHAGUN, L.A. Times

State officials on Thursday announced that the leaking natural gas well in Porter Ranch that spewed plumes of methane and other compounds into the atmosphere has been sealed.

“We have good news. The Division of Oil and Gas has confirmed that the leak in the Aliso Canyon storage field is permanently sealed,” Jason Marshall, chief deputy director of the state Department of Conservation, said at a news conference at a Southern California Gas Co. office in Chatsworth. For more

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