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Residents hold signs during a hearing over a gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Southern California air regulators face a simple decision Saturday over a 12-week-old gas leak that has plagued Los Angeles residents and driven thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

(Bloomberg) — Two U.S. senators want the federal government to investigate a Sempra Energy natural gas leak near Los Angeles that has forced thousands into temporary housing and raised concerns that the emissions may be making people sick.

Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein want to create a task force led by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to probe the cause of the leak at a storage cavern in Aliso Canyon and Sempra’s response, the California Democrats said in a statement Friday. The review should also include recommendations for stopping the leak and for preventing future releases, according to the statement.

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