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UPDATE they fixed it after four months. now the lawsuits begin.
Radioactive material reportedly now being released from massive gas blowout in LA
California: State of Emergency Declared Over Huge Methane Leak In Los Angeles County
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over a large Southern California gas leak in Los Angeles County, which has led to months of protests and the displacement of thousands of families.
Governor Brown made the declaration on Wednesday, which will make more resources available for dealing with the leak.
In the press release announcing the state of emergency, Brown’s office said the order has come due to the “prolonged and continuing duration of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.”
The community of Porter Ranch lies a mile south of the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Field, where a massive methane release from an injection well is in its seventh week, Dec. 8, 2015.
Look! Infrared Cam Catches Methane Gas Pouring Into California Skies
I have reported on this situated several times. We now have footage that was taken in the infrared spectrum. It shows how bad and how much methane gas is pouring into the atmosphere. You can find out more info at the link below.
One Broken Pipe Is Leaking A Huge Amount Of Methane
A gas storage site in Los Angeles has been leaking for more than a month, in what environmentalists say should be a “wake-up call” for regulators about the state’s aging gas infrastructure.
The Aliso Canyon storage well, about 30 miles northwest of downtown, is releasing 50,000 kilograms of methane an hour, according to an estimate from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The Southern California Gas Company discovered the leak on October 23 and has been unable to contain it.
“This is sort of the worst case scenario,” EDF’s Tim O’Connor told ThinkProgress. His group estimates the storage well has lost about 2 percent of its gas.
Because natural gas is 80 percent methane, and methane is a potent greenhouse gas, the amount Aliso Canyon has leaked will have the impact of 2.6 to 2.9 million metric tons of carbon for the next 20 years. Put another way, every day the leak continues, it single-handedly accounts for 25 percent of California’s total methane emissions.
Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (12-17-2015) The LA Methane Leak, Gun Control & The Divided States
On this edition of DTRH Popeye covers three main topics: The LA Methane Leak, Gun Control & The Divided States of America. For the first hour Popeye covers the ongoing and massive methane leak in the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles California.
The leak is so massive there is a no fly zone set at 2000 ft above it, and people are already being moved out of their homes. This is as bad as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico except it’s methane into the air rather than oil into the water.
Popeye points out how fast things are happening on the ground in Porter Ranch vs. the ongoing, dragged out situation in St. Louis with the leaking radioactive waste sites like the Westlake Landfill. It goes to show you the power of the nuclear cartel.
In hour two Popeye clearly breaks down the difference between fully-automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons. It is important to hear this break down in it’s entirety because many people calling for the technology to be banned have no real understanding of the facts about said technology.
Like the fact that the technology is over 100 years old. Finishing up he gets into The Divided States of America, otherwise known as what we see today in America. He breaks down the reason for the divide and offers what he sees as the solutions that will fix it.
Gas company criticized for uncontrolled methane leak near Porter Ranch
Heads Up! Largest Release of Methane In California’s History Can’t Be Stopped
A giant stream of potent climate-warming gas – methane – is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week.
The release cancels out hundreds of smaller efforts over more than a decade to clamp down on escapes of the gas, a priority because in the short term, methane is a far more powerful climate-warming gas than carbon dioxide.
Pilots flying low have been told by the FAA to stay clear of the plume for fear of ignition.
More than 1,800 families have sought relocation due to the vapors.
Southern California Gas Co. officials say it will be months before it can be stopped.
The mainly methane gas is pouring out of the ground near a damaged well used to inject gas into an old sandstone oil field for storage.
“I think what we are seeing is probably one of the single largest releases of methane in California history,” said Tim O’Connor, who used to inspect major facilities like refineries for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and works for the Environmental Defense Fund.
“People I speak with who are experts in the field say this is biggest, most complex leak that they have ever seen.”
Authorities estimate the rupture in the well, perhaps more than a mile deep, is sending 100,000 pounds of methane into the air per hour.
Methane traps heat more powerfully than carbon dioxide during its approximately 20-year stay in the atmosphere, giving it an outsize role in rising sea levels and disrupted weather.
The Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Field, covered with wells, is owned by Southern California Gas Co., a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, based in San Diego.
“We have never had an escape this large,” said Gillian Wright, vice president for customer services for Southern California Gas.
“I have to really emphasize this is an extremely rare event.
The extent and the difficulty of resolving this leak are highly, highly unusual.”
All the methods the company has tried so far to kill the well have failed.
Now experts who fought the Kuwaiti oil field fires have joined the effort.
The safety of the some 100 workers on the site is also a concern.
Wright said that is why on some days, the company cannot perform certain work.
If the wind is blowing methane over certain equipment, crews cannot start that equipment, she said.
As of the weekend, 1,800 families, ill or frightened by sulfurous gas drifting down from the site, have been relocated from Porter Ranch, paid for by the gas company.
An additional 1,433 families have asked to be moved, with some still deciding, said Melissa Bailey, a company spokeswoman.
Among those who have left are George Chang and Susan Gorman-Chang. Gorman-Chang said the first time she felt the full impact of the unfolding events was midway through her habitual five-mile run, when she felt the strong smell of gas, or to be precise, an additive intended to give an odor to the otherwise odorless gas.
12/19/2015 — California Alert — Methane Eruption at FRACKING operation – Climate Consequences
Get the word out to the people on the West coast. Their professionals ignored the problem as it was building, now a giant methane plume erupts from the same operation that was hit by multiple earthquakes last year.
At the time when the earthquakes began striking these fracking / gas / oil operations the professionals actually went so far as to publicly deny the relation between the earthquakes which have been striking, and the large gas/oil pumping operations directly above the EQ epicenters.
Now, move forward several months after the earthquakes struck, several months AFTER Dr. Lucille Jones (California professional) downplayed the connection of the earthquakes occurring around North Los Angeles to the gas operations which are now uncontrollably blasting off large plumes of gas.
Ironic that the deniers of the problem last year now have a large ongoing eruption of methane gas occurring just North of Los Angeles, California.
This eruption of gas cannot be ignored — specifically that it is occurring directly from a large pumping / drilling operation (fracking + injection) which they denied had any relation to the seismic unrest below it.
The methane eruption is part of a much larger series of issues which need full explanation.
This video attempts to explain the causes behind why the methane is erupting in Los Angeles, who had the chance to prevent this from happening, and what to expect in the future now that this has occurred.
Thanks to Dahboo77 for originally covering this breaking news story, which leads me to make my video now. See db7’s video here:
Main stream media report on this issue:
Methane releases in other areas shown in the video linked below…
Colorado (being studied by NASA), at the large fracking operations at the border of New Mexico :
ENVIRONMENTAL SHITSHOW LA TO ST LOUIS
Excerpt from “Down The Rabbit Hole” with Popeye, RadChick,
& Joe Joseph –
Program air date December 16th 2015
*FULL INTERVIEW at DTRHRadioArchives:
IF YOU LIVE IN THE PORTER RANCH AREA AND YOU ARE BEING RELOCATED:
*DO NOT SIGN AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO LITIGATION
AT A LATER DATE EVEN IF YOU ARE RELOCATED!
*READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY & CONSULT WITH AN
Latest from MSNBC: Porter Ranch gas leak a catastrophe not seen since the BP oil spill http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/porter-ranch-gas-leak-catastrophe-not-seen-the-bp-oil-spill
Short excerpt about methane leak I did with DTRH:
All DTRH links at full interview listed above.
ALERT: MASSIVE METHANE LEAK IN LA COUNTY
Excerpt from “Down The Rabbit Hole” with Popeye, RadChick, & Joe Joseph –
Program air date December 16th 2015
*FULL INTERVIEW at DTRHRadioArchives:
Show description: “On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back two close friends as his guest co-hosts. First is researcher, and radio show host Christina Consolo aka Rad Chick.; Second is researcher, and radio host Joe Joseph. The three of them get into a great discussion which covers: The massive methane leak in a suburb of Los Angeles which is causing evacuations, and airline flight path changes; Earth changes like sinkholes, earthquakes, and ground upheavals and their affects on road infrastructure; And spaceweathers role in this whole “environmental shit show” as Christina calls it.
“Residents began calling the 9-1-1 emergency line, the fire department and air quality officials a day after the leak erupted, complaining about the smell of a gas odorant called mercaptans. They also reported getting headaches and nosebleeds…
Resident Matt Pakucko had made such calls and was told of a gas leak. He called the Gas Company early on Monday Oct. 26, and said a call center worker told him the situation was normal…”
Well. 7 weeks later and this leak is STILL going on. Experts from Kuwait oil fires being brought in indicates (imo) that situation is very very serious… Planes being told not to fly into affected area or they could IGNITE…FAA No-Fly zone in effect until March 8th 2016.
*This Thursday Dec 17th at 6 PM PST John & Ken of Los Angeles talk radio station KFI 640AM will be live broadcasting a discussion of the well problems with the local residents and guest Erin Brockovich: http://www.iheart.com/live/kfi-177/
Must Watch: Erin Brockovich, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Discuss Massive Methane Leak in Porter Ranch: “This well was created the year I was born, 62 years ago.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Remember this?? From June 2015 – Geologists discover evidence of helium and carbon dioxide leakage from the Earth’s mantle in the Los Angeles Basin: http://www.sott.net/article/298465-Geologists-discover-evidence-of-helium-and-carbon-dioxide-leakage-from-the-Earths-mantle-in-the-Los-Angeles-Basin
WIRED: California Has a Huge Gas Leak, and Crews Can’t Stop It Yet: http://www.wired.com/2015/12/massive-gas-leak-california/
Coincidental outgassing happening along Wasatch fault:
**Required reading: http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/
Website and all links:
All DTRH links at full interview listed above.
Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (12-15-2015) Los Angeles Methane Leak, Earth Changes & Space Weather
On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back two close friends as his guest co-hosts. First is researcher, and radio show host Christina Consolo aka Rad Chick.; Second is researcher, and radio host Joe Joseph.
The three of them get into a great discussion which covers: The massive methane leak in a suburb of Los Angeles which is causing evacuations, and airline flight path changes; Earth changes like sinkholes, earthquakes, and ground upheavals and their affects on road infrastructure; And space weather’s role in this whole “environmental shit show” as Christina calls it.
[NEW – Dec. 12] Porter Ranch Methane Gas Leak Video
This latest video was shot with a gas detecting FLIR GF320 infrared camera, used by experts and regulators to perform leak detection at natural gas facilities. The video depicts an ominous cloud of methane gas drifting through a neighborhood in Porter Ranch, California. The methane is part of a massive leak from the Southern California Gas Co. storage facility in Aliso Canyon, which is a mile from Porter Ranch. The camera switches from standard to infrared mode throughout the clip to give viewers a sense of how pervasive the gas cloud has become over the community. For more information: http://www.porterranchlawsuit.com/
Video #4 Released on December 12, 2015