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"Long After Aliso Canyon gas Rupture, Residents Still Fear Long-term Toll on Their Health"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Michael Jerrett, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of environmental health sciences, about the long-term health risks to those exposed in the 2015-16 Aliso Canyon natural gas leak

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Joannie Summers feels perpetually uneasy living near Aliso Canyon in Porter Ranch.

There is the strange laundry-detergent odor she sometimes smells. The people she’s known who have died of cancer. The headaches that she never got until a massive gas leak spewed from an underground storage facility in the mountains above her home.

As with many in her neighborhood, unresolved questions still swirl in Summers’ mind nearly six years after the largest methane leak in U.S. history.