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The Well Responsible for LA’s Colossal Gas Leak Didn’t Have a Safety Valve

Engineers don’t know exactly what cased the gigantic natural gas leak outside LA that’s the atmospheric equivalent of the BP oil spill
. But they suspected it might be aging infrastructure
since the pipes are over 50 years old. Turns out that the well hasn’t had a working safety valve since 1979.

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via Gizmodo