In case you were busy, you may have missed the news of the Porter Ranch gas leak. Folks say this is a bigger disaster than the BP Oil Spill…except that this fuckup is on LAND. In the middle of an affluent community, no less.
Did I forget to mention this is ancient oil well is connected to other GAS WELLS BENEATH ALL OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY?
I probably also forgot to mention that SoCal Gas removed the safety valve a long time ago, years ago. They chose to save their money, skip that slightly important shut-off valve, and allow an entire community to be built within breathing distance of this silent Hill of Horrors…
At first I didn’t think much of this issue since Porter Ranch is a place with rich folks. I was so sure they would get the royal treatment in a hurry. Boy was I super wrong, and imagine the shock of reading that there isn’t even a way to stop the leak!
Hopefully it won’t require a Nuke to close it up like they did in the USSR…
My anger is because I used to live around this area. This area is basically Porn Valley! I know many porn folks that currently live or work in this area even as I type this.
For so many years I, like the folks of Porter Ranch, had no idea that I lived in the zone of a Superfund site, The Santa Susana Field Lab, aka “Rocketdyne”.
So close that I’d visited the contaminated park more than once. I saw the hillside right outside my window, daily!
I’ve moved away from there but that does not mean I have escaped the long term effects of living around buried, nuclear waste.
The sad part of all of it is that the Gas Company, like Rocketdyne, will keep lying to protect their financial interests. While everyday Southern California continues to be blanketed by an invisible fog of unknown shit that’s gonna make a lot of people very sick or worse.
This is another one of those fucked up things where the media says almost NOTHING. People like us can only speculate on the potential damage, but the ingredients of this Methane shit-spray is anyone’s guess because there’s NO way SoCal Gas is gonna tell anyone the truth.
But isn’t it nice that after a few months of methane spray, thousands of home/school evacuations, sudden homelessness and thirsty lawyers the Governor has called a “State of Emergency”? Nice!
I guess it’s a good thing that the governor’s sister happens to be a member on the board of the Socal Gas company…Nice.
They fuck up, Cali residents will pay for it in taxes, utility rate hikes, loss of homes and terminal illnesses…sounds great!
No, not great. I meant to say FUCKING NIGHTMARE!!
Recently, they claim to have added screens to capture the oily tar-looking goo that is now spewing out all over the hillside, homes and cars?
They’ve also got plans to set fire to the leaky mountainside in an effort to burn off the non-stop, volcanic gas real soon…
But let’s not worry because I know they have a plan for how to extinguish burning dirt, houses, wildlife and anything else that may catch fire…ugh.
If you are near any of this shit, please, please, please consider leaving NOW. Just because you can’t smell the stinky Mercaptan does not mean you are not inhaling, drinking and bathing in Gas, Oil, Benzene and Radon!!
Sorry for the lack of porn in this post but watching the Gas company give the shaft to Southern Cali got me heated…and not in a good way.
Be Safe. Be Aware.