A tentative settlement appears to have been reached over the massive Aliso Canyon methane leak that sent an estimated 100,000 tons of natural gas into neighborhoods around Porter Ranch in 2015.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman Mitch Englander, and County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis are among the officials expected to take part in a news conference Wednesday morning announcing a tentative settlement of litigation against Southern California Gas Co.

The gas stemmed from an underground storage facility owned by the company.

Officials said the invisible gas was flowing for about four months in what is being called the worst methane leak in history. An estimated 8,000 residents evacuated their homes, and people from the area said they experienced health issues such as headaches, nosebleeds and nausea.

A class action suit involving around 9,000 plaintiffs has been filed again Southern California Gas. People affiliated with the suit said they resent reports of a settlement since it indicates that a state investigation of the leak will end even though, they claimed, the leaking has not stopped.

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