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Firefighters Sue California Gas Over Leak

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Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, alleging the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.

A blowout in a well at the underground Aliso Canyon storage field about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Los Angeles was discovered on Oct. 23, 2015, and took nearly four months to cap after spewing immense amounts of methane into the air. It was the largest known natural gas leak in United States history.

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