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Thousands of people are moving out of the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles - at least temporarily - because of a massive natural gas leak that has been going on there for months.
Methane and other gases have been leaking into the neighborhood of Porter Ranch since October, from a well owned by the Southern California Gas Company.
This week, California Governor Jerry Brown this week declared a state of emergency. Many in the neighborhood say they've been suffering for months with headaches, nosebleeds, nausea and trouble breathing. The utility says it likely won't be able to fix the leak for a month or more.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Paula Cracium, president of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, about the leak, and the short and long term impacts on the Porter Ranch neighborhood.
This segment aired on January 8, 2016.