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Check-In Four Years After The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

A crew works in early February to stop the flow of gas from the leaking gas well at the Aliso Canyon storage facility.
Courtesy of Sempra Utilities
A crew works in early February to stop the flow of gas from the leaking gas well at the Aliso Canyon storage facility.

It’s been four years since employees at SoCalGas discovered the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. More than 100,000 metric tons of methane and other chemicals were leaked into the air over a combined period of 100 days in 2015 and 2016.

It’s been four years since employees at SoCalGas discovered the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. More than 100,000 metric tons of methane and other chemicals were leaked into the air over a combined period of 100 days in 2015 and 2016.

The cause of the leak, documented in a report released earlier this year by state regulators, was a rupture in an underground natural gas well, whose  metal lining was corroded by groundwater. The report also pointed a finger to SoCalGas, faulting the company for neglecting to monitor or maintain its wells.

Larry talks with KPCC’s Sharon McNary on the worse natural gas leak in US history.

Guest:

Sharon McNary, infrastructure correspondent at KPCC who’s been following the story

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