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SoCalGas Failures Caused Aliso Canyon Leak, Study Says

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Southern California Gas Co. didn’t conduct needed follow-up inspections after scores of earlier leaks and lacked risk assessment practices, failures that ultimately led to the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in 2015 and 2016, a study has found.

SoCalGas has already agreed to shell out $119.5 million to California and the city of Los Angeles to settle a pair of civil suits over the leak, which lasted five months and released more than 100,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere. The utility also faces thousands of civil suits by property owners and residents in the area of the leak,...

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