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BuzzFeed News: Mysterious Illnesses Are Plaguing People In California After A Massive Gas Leak

Dr. Michael Jerrett, chair of FSPH environmental health sciences department is quoted about his work in Porter Ranch in March 2015, after the largest methane gas leak in U.S. history.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Two years after the largest natural gas leak in US history, people living near the California facility say they're suffering from a variety of illnesses.

Dr. Michael Jerrett, chair of FSPH environmental health sciences department is quoted about studies he conducted in Porter Ranch in March 2015, after gas leak was fixed.

The blowout at the Aliso Canyon oil field was discovered in October 2015 at an injection well, a large cavity thousands of feet underground, into which the Southern California Gas Company, or SoCalGas, pumped natural gas for storage. The well sits at the northern edge of the Los Angeles area.

Following a year and a half of repairs and inspections, natural gas injections at the site resumed in July this year. But people who live and work in the area told BuzzFeed News they have experienced health problems since the disaster first unfolded.

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