25 Feb '16, 10pm

Damage report reveals LA methane leak is one of the worst disasters in US history

Damage report reveals LA methane leak is one of the worst disasters in US history

Perhaps the most worrying finding is this: the Aliso Canyon leak is unlikely to be an isolated incident. The leak in question began due to an old, 1950s-era pipe that had never been upgraded to incorporate a safety valve. It was an entirely avoidable failure, and one that could happen again — the Aliso Canyon facility alone contains 115 other wells which could potentially fail, and there are around 400 other underground natural gas storage facilities across the US, many of which also contain old, deteriorating pipes. If we want to prevent another disastrous gas leak like the one that happened in California, the federal government is going to have to step up and

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