April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

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SoCalGas Finally Able to Plug Leaking Injection Well

A Los Angeles-area injection well was permanently sealed on Feb. 18 and taken out of service, according to Southern California Gas. The leak was temporarily plugged earlier and SoCalGas finished pumping cement into the base of the well. Residents who were relocated to temporary housing because of the leak were able to begin returning home by Feb. 19, SoCalGas said. Regulators are focused on determining the cause of the leak, which was discovered Oct. 23. It is believed to have been caused by a broken injection well pipe several hundred feet beneath the surface of the field, Reuters reported. Southern California Gas, a division of Sempra Energy, has begun inspecting its other Aliso Canyon we

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