Leaking gas well in Porter Ranch lacked a working safety valve

January 4, 2016 4:42 AM

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A leaking natural gas well that has displaced thousands of residents in Porter Ranch lacked a working safety valve, sparking new questions about how the facility was maintained.

Attorneys for residents suing Southern California Gas Co. said the company failed to replace the safety valve when it was removed in 1979.

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