California town faces state of emergency over gas leak

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California town faces state of emergency over gas leak1

For nearly three months, an environmental and health disaster has been plaguing the Southern California town of Porter Ranch.

A broken storage well has resulted in methane gas leaking into the atmosphere at an alarming rate and every attempt to plug the leak has failed. One local government official compares this to the BP oil rig disaster which contaminated the Gulf of Mexico.

CCTV America’s May Lee reports.

California town faces state of emergency over gas leak

California town faces state of emergency over gas leak

For nearly three months, an environmental and health disaster has been plaguing the Southern California town of Porter Ranch. A broken storage well has resulted in methane gas leaking into the atmosphere at an alarming rate and every attempt to plug the leak has failed. One local government official compares this to the BP oil rig disaster which contaminated the Gulf of Mexico. CCTV America's May Lee reports.


Scientist Rob Jackson on California gas leak

CCTV America’s Mike Walter interviewed Stanford University Environmental Scientist Rob Jackson about status of the California gas leak.

Scientist Rob Jackson on California gas leak

Scientist Rob Jackson on California gas leak

CCTV America's Mike Walter interviewed Stanford University Environmental Scientist Rob Jackson about status of the California gas leak.