More California firefighters are suing SoCalGas over 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak

  • Source: Los Angeles Daily News - Metered Site
  • Published: 08/21/2019 12:00 AM

Almost four years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak broke out near Porter Ranch, the number of firefighters who have filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. over the 2015 gas leak continues to grow. In total, 55 Los Angeles firefighters who helped Porter Ranch residents after the 2015 blowout filed a lawsuit against the utility, alleging the utility knowingly exposed them to hazardous levels of toxins like benzene and formaldehyde, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The news comes weeks after a state official who works with the California Public Utilities Commission filed a separate lawsuit, alleging he came into contact with hazardous substances during the gas leak that left him with rare cancer.


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