State of emergency declared in California gas leak

A spokeswoman for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), said everything possible was being done to fix the leak, which officials estimated was spewing out between 30,000 and 58,000 kilos of methane into the air per hourThe governor of California declared a state of emergency in a Los Angeles community where a massive gas leak has forced thousands of nearby residents from their homes. In issuing the emergency order, Governor Jerry Brown said all state agencies would be mobilized to stop the leak that started in October in the Los Angeles suburb of Porter Ranch, to protect public health, and to help the local community. Brown said he had met on Monday with Porter Ranch residents, thousands of whom have been relocated to temporary housing by the local gas company after complaining of headaches, nausea and nose bleeds.

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