Fear Of Future Health Problems Plagues Porter Ranch, Calif., Gas Leak Victims

(By – Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News)

Kavita Ramchandani loved everything about evenings in her backyard: how the full moon lit up the sky, the way the breeze seemed to talk to her, the smell of the pine trees. She bought the single-story hillside house in this upscale Los Angeles County suburb after emigrating from India, and from the first night it felt like home.

Then last fall, gas started leaking from a well at a nearby storage facility, and Ramchandani, 53, began wheezing, getting nose bleeds and persistent headaches. She left her home in January.

Now, she says, the house just feels foreign. And scary. Read more…

 

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