LA County residents to speak on sick-making natural gas leak

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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 2:16 AM
LA County residents to speak on sick-making natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of Los Angeles County residents who say an uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a county Board of Supervisors meeting and demand a full investigation.

Tuesday's meeting comes as the leak near Porter Ranch has persisted for a month.

Residents have complained of nausea, headaches and other maladies, but the company that operates the storage field — SoCalGas — has said it does not pose a serious health threat.

Last week, California's gas and oil regulator issued an emergency order requiring the company to provide a plan for stopping the flow.

The rare leak began Oct. 23 in a well at what is believed to be the largest natural gas storage facility in the West.