The gas leak haemorrhaging methane all over the LA suburbs has been temporarily plugged, Southern California Gas Company announced today. It’s an important milestone, but residents aren’t celebrating just yet. If all continues to go well, the leak could be permanently sealed within a few more days.
Remember that time you took the bus to work instead of your car and you felt really great for helping the environment? Well, you can start feeling less great. The Environmental Defence Fund has created a real-time counter showing just how much damage LA’s natural gas leak is causing.
The largest natural gas leak ever recorded is jeopardising health and causing evacuations for thousands of Southern California residents. Two months into it, scientists and engineers still can’t figure out a way to contain the seeping gas.