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The boundary of Southern California Gas Company property, where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located, is seen as people continue to be affected by a massive natural gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of the of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, on December 22, 2015. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
The boundary of Southern California Gas Company property, where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located, is seen as people continue to be affected by a massive natural gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of the of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, on December 22, 2015. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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  • Paula Cracium, president of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council.

This segment aired on January 8, 2016.

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