We previously blogged about the gas leak near Porter Ranch, Calif. Now, the Los Angeles Times reports thousands of area residents have been displaced or are still suffering from headaches and nausea from the gas leak. The otherwise odorless methane gas is producing an overwhelming odor due to two foul-smelling chemicals injected into the gas. This injection generally acts as a safety precaution, helping noses sniff out the presence of the gas. However, going into the third month of the active leak at the well in the Santa Susana Mountains north of Los Angeles, environmental regulators and local officials are criticizing Southern California Gas Co.'s handling of the situation. The gas company said there are no long-term health risks associated with the gas, but it may be the end of March before the leak is repaired.
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