“Mr. X” on the Playa Vista Gas Explosion

Dateline: Playa Vista

Inside Scoop on the Recent Gas Explosion at Playa Vista Bluffs

Latest Information on this Disaster!

Claims Thousands of People Possibly Poisoned By Toxic Gas and Will Suffer Permanent Brain Damage

On Sunday January 6, 2013, something went terribly wrong at the Southern California Gas Company’s Plant below the bluffs of Playa del Rey. This is the unlicensed plant that compresses gas into a huge underground cavern under tremendous pressure. A huge fireball shot into the sky, over 100 feet, and burned for about an hour. Meanwhile an unknown amount of gas spread over the area for miles, forcing some people to evacuate their homes. Our whistle-blower, “Mr. X” lays out what is known at the present time about this massive blow-out that is being downplayed by the rest of the media. Get the real story here at Southland News Bureau.

“Mr. X” says that if the released gas contained Hydrogen Sulphide, then possibly thousands of people will suffer permanent brain damage.  According to the CDC in a U.S. Government document, (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=388&tid=67) even a brief exposure to high concentrations (greater that 500ppm) can cause a loss of consciousness and possible death.  Environmental groups are calling for more oversight of the Gas Plant, some are even asking that the Plant be closed down because gas is always leaking from the underground caverns.  This is occurring because hundreds of old oil wells in the area have most likely punctured the geologic formation and are allowing the gas to continuously seep out.  Watch the series “Poisoned Paradise” for more information on this subject.

NBC Playa Vista Expose’ Disappears From Net

Dateline Playa Vista

The Award Winning Report on the Gas and Cancer-Causing Health Hazards of Playa Vista Has Disappeared From the KNBC Website Completely.

Does Anyone Have A Copy?

Back in 2005 KNBC aired part 1 of a series on the gas and cancer-causing health problems at Playa Vista, called “Burning Questions”.  This was a long report for a local station, something like 9 minutes.  Some wags say that 9 minutes challenges the attention span of the average viewer, who can’t focus on anything more than 30 seconds.  This series of 3 reports and 2 updates won the Peabody Award for excellence in television broadcasting.  If you don’t know what the Peabody Award is, here’s the Wikipedia definition:

The George Foster Peabody Awards (Peabody Awards) recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations and individuals.

Part 1, the main report has disappeared from the KNBC website.  We couldn’t find it on the net, even the great Grassroots Coalition links from their website are broken.  In addition, the video from the 2 follow-up updates are also gone, although the transcripts are still there.

So here is another burning question:  Why doesn’t KNBC keep their video on the net for this great report?  One thought is that they are “out of room on their website”.   If that is the case, why not delete some fluff, which they have plenty of these days, and keep the Peabody Award report on forever, especially now when the Playa Vista story is heating up again?  In fact, the Playa Vista story is literally exploding, the gas flames shooting up 100 feet or more in the air and sending gas fumes out for miles, scaring residents of the area.  Southland News Bureau is posting the video of Part 2 and Part 3 of the KNBC reports and is looking for a video clip of Part 1.  Meanwhile, follow our own Southland News special reports on Playa Vista and other Los Angeles Oil and Gas hot spots.


Links to the NBC Stories on Burning Questions

Part 1 Aired May 25, 2005 Video Removed from KNBC site.

Part 2 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/June_2005_Burning_Questions_Part_II.html.  Available here on Southland News.

Part 3 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/August_2005_Burning_Questions_Part_III_.html. Available here on Southland News.

Burning Questions Update July 28, 2006 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Burning_Questions_Investigation_Update.html(no video, only text)

Burning Questions Followup October 27, 2005 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/October_2005_Burning_Questions_Followup.html(no video, only text)


Old NBC News Reports Exposed Gas Dangers Part 2

Old NBC News Reports in a Series called “Burning Questions” Exposed Potential Dangers at Playa Vista Part 2

Click here for direct link to KNBC video or watch embedded video on this site.

An NBC series called “Burning Questions” from 2009 exposed many of the potential hazards of dangerous chemicals at the Playa Vista site.  Here is Part 2 of that excellent series.

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.

Poisoned Paradise Part 4

Poisoned Paradise Part 4

Playa Vista

Click here to view Part 4

Dateline: Playa Vista

The huge development of Playa Vista was built over the old Los Angeles river bed, now known as Ballona Creek.  It is also built over an area of oil and gas fields.  The area is so dangerous with methane and deadly chemicals from oil and gas that environmental studies pronounced that nothing should ever be built there.  That didn’t stop Goldman Sachs from financing developers to build this massive site, literally a small city.  According to our whistle blower, no environmental impact report was ever filed, and despite 10 years of litigation and a half million dollars in attorneys fees, the courts looked the other way and allowed the project to be built.  The City of Los Angeles, ignoring its responsibilities, allowed the project to be built because it has greatly benefited (as has the County) from the millions of dollars of property tax revenue pouring in.  Forget the dangers to public health, the environment, the aquifers, or anything else, the greed of the County and City for tax revenue over-shadows the lives of those who will get sick and die.  The developers and financiers have reaped a fortune on Playa Vista and are continuing to build ever more condos on the site to this very day.  The American Indians, whose burial grounds were torn up during this building frenzy, have allegedly said there is a curse on the site.  The money made by developers, the City, the County, and the financiers, could be called “blood money” if predicted death and destruction follows. Follow this incredible story of greed and reckless development in Part 4 of Poisoned Paradise.

Poisoned Paradise Part 3

Dateline: Marina del Rel

The Gas and Oil Is Under Your Feet

Click here to watch the youtube video, Part 3

The unfolding story of the deadly gas underneath Marina del Rey and Playa Vista as our Whistle-Blower, Mr. “X” explains how the War Department initiated storage of massive amounts of natural gas in a huge underground “cavern” during WW2.  They turned it over to the Southern California Gas Company after the war.  The bad news?  The entire area is punctured with hundreds of old oil wells.  The “safe” storage in this geologic formation is leaking, and no one is pressing the Gas Company to find out how much leakage there is, AND where it is going.  Part Three of this horrific story, with much more to come.


Poisoned Paradise Part 2

Dateline: Los Angeles

Part 2 of the series Poisoned Paradise.  Maps and information on where the dangerous oil and gas fields are, in other words, where NOT to live.  Leaking oil and gas under Beverly Hills High School.  More background information on oil and gas wells and how they leak and sometimes explode without warning.

If you live in Los Angeles you will have heard of names like Beverly Hills High School, Belmont Learning Center, the La Brea Tar Pits, Marina del Rey and Baldwin Hills.  What do they all have in common?  Deadly leakage of gas and oil coming from abandoned oil fields as well as leakage from other situations.  Follow the trail with our Whistle-Blower as he narrates the gripping story that is still unfolding in this exclusive series of reports.

Click here to watch Part 2

Poisoned Paradise Part 1

Dateline:  Marina del Rey

The Los Angeles Basin Was One of the Biggest, Richest Oil and Gas Bonanzas of all Time; It is also now One of the Most Poisoned Places in America.  “Mr. X”, a Whistleblower, Exposes the Corruption, Greed, Fraud, and a Reckless Government that Continues to this Day.  Because Underneath our Cities is a Monster, Laying in Wait to Spread Its Death to You.  The Monster is Oil and Gas, Seeping Out of the Depths Through Abandoned Wells, Making Its Way To The Surface and Ultimately Into The Water, The Air, Your Body.  Sometimes It Just Blows Up, Like a Bomb, With No Warning.  God Help You if You Are in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time.

By the end of this series, you will know where NOT to live, where NOT to send your children to school, and where to avoid drinking the water.  This is an incredible story, one that goes back to the old days of the Spanish Land grants.  Our whistleblower follows the story down through the ages, from the wetlands to the massive modern real estate developments.  This series contains the most important information that you will ever need to live in Los Angeles.



posted by Paulie