Understanding Health Impacts

The Aliso Canyon well blowout was the largest uncontrolled release from a natural gas storage facility in U.S. history, and some residents continue to report health problems. The $25 Million Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study will evaluate the public health impacts of the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Blowout and Disaster on people living in the surrounding communities.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is coordinating the Health Research Study with guidance from a Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) (coming soon) and a Community Advisory Group (CAG). Through the CAG and other opportunities, Public Health will facilitate community input on the health concerns and ideas for the Health Research Study. Public Health values community feedback throughout the Health Research Study process.

With input from the community, the Scientific Oversight Committee will help define the goals of the Health Research Study. Public Health anticipates releasing a Request for Proposals in Summer 2020 for independent researchers to bring their best and most innovative research projects forward.

This website provides information about the components and process for the Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study, how to give feedback and background materials on the Blowout, Disaster and Response.

Upcoming Events

SOC Second Scoping Meeting
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
Event Number (access code): 145 979 0123

Project Status

  • Community Advisory Group formed
  • Health Research Study preliminary outreach
  • Preliminary community health concerns identified
  • Scientific Oversight Committee nomination process
  • Community Advisory Group meetings
  • Health Research Areas of Interest being finalized
  • Scientific Oversight Committee
  • Research solicitation and scoring process
  • Research commencement