Photos: SoCalGas agrees to pay up to $1.8 billion in settlement for 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak
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Nearly six years after the worst methane gas leak in U.S. history forced more than 8,000 families in Porter Ranch to flee their homes, Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1.8 billion.
In an announcement Monday, the gas company and its parent, Sempra Energy, deny any wrongdoing. The settlement comes after years of lawsuits involving more than 35,000 victims.
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