UCLA experts out at Porter Ranch

March 31, 2016
Residents in Porter Ranch have been smelling natural gas since at least October 2015.
Gene Blevins/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News

Since the Porter Ranch gas leak was discovered in October of last year, approximately 97,100 metric tons of methane have been released into the surrounding atmosphere, resulting in serious consequences for the health of residents and the environment. UCLA public health experts including Michael Jerrett (Fielding School of Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences) and David Eisenman (Fielding School of Public Health – Community Health Sciences) have been frequently on hand to lend their expertise and a critical eye to the gas leaks.

Source: The Invisible Catastrophe New York Times, 31 March 2016

Additional coverage about UCLA’s response to the Porter Ranch gas leak:

Study finds toxic metals in Los Angeles homes near gas leak  AP News, 14 May 2016

What caused nosebleeds in Porter Ranch? New questions emerge Los Angeles Daily News, 8 Feb. 2016

Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be? NPR, 10 Feb. 2016

Porter Ranch gas leak: How officials are testing the air KPCC, 3 Feb. 2016

California gas company promises action to capture some of leaking methane The Guardian, 11 Jan. 2016

Porter Ranch: Long term health risks of gas leak unknown KPCC, 3 Oct. 2015