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Is the Hawthorne methane leak more serious than they are telling us

Crews in Hawthorne work to repair a gas leak on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  (KABC Photo)

Crews in Hawthorne work to repair a gas leak on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (KABC Photo)

Last Thursday, Sept. 12th, residents in Hawthorne were evacuated from their homes due to a methane leak along Hawthorne Blvd.  The leak has also caused several businesses, including EL Tarrasco, to close while the leak is under control.  In all, 37 families have been displaced and experts on-site are not sure of when they can return.

Although work crews stopped water and methane gas from spewing from the well at Imperial Highway and Truro Avenue on Tuesday, experts determined that naturally occurring methane gas continued to seep into the well, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Tony Akins said.

Golden State Water Company, who operates the water well, has paid for hotels for the nearly 125 displaced residents.

Is this a sign there is fracking in Hawthorne?

 


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