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The largest methane gas blowout in United States history was finally capped on February 18th, 2016 after four months of trouble, but for many residents of Porter Ranch, California, the nightmare dragged on long after the headlines stopped.

Night falls on the alleged location of a relief well being built by SoCalGas to contain a natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon near the community of Porter Ranch in California. Thousands of residents have left their homes due to illnesses and side effects all
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Pilot and UC Davis scientist Stephen Conley steps out of a small plane at Van Nuys airport while a cable running to the van calibrates instruments onboard the aircraft. Conley has been flying above Aliso Canyon to measure methane emissions from the Southe
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A member of the Angeles chapter of environmental group the Sierra Club affixes a gas mask before a protest in Porter Ranch to demand the shut down of Southern California Gas Company's natural gas wells, which began leaking in October 2015.
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Gurbux Singh of Chatsworth, CA protests on January 23rd outside of the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills before a public hearing on the future of natural gas storage facilities in Aliso Canyon, the site of one of the largest natural gas leaks in California h
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Protestors carry a cutout photo of California governor Jerry Brown and demand a shut down of the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 16.
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Employees and contractors of Southern California Gas company huddle to discuss the night's planned measurement of chemical emissions on January 14th near the entrance to the Aliso Canyon storage facility where natural gas has been leaking since last Octob
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Gary Yamron of Porter Ranch attempts to view methane emissions coming from the leaking Aliso Canyon storage facility owned by Southern California Gas using an expensive infrared FLIR video camera which retails for approximately $10,000. Gary works for an
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The sun sets over the Porter Ranch community on January 28th, 2016, near the site of one of the worst natural gas leaks in California history. Thousands of residents have relocated to hotels or temporary housing, paid for by Southern California Gas compan
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