ExxonMobil Refinery Safety–Update 2016-04-03

Update April 3, 2016:

After nearly 12 hours of debate on Saturday, The South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted 3-2 to allow Exxon Mobil to restore its refinery in Torrance to full operation.

As you may recall, last year there was a very dangerous explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance. “It was a near miss,” said the Chemical Safety Board, in which lethal amounts of modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF) could have been released into the air in Torrance.

The refinery is now applying for a permit to start its operations again, after repairs have been made, but there are still serious risks from MHF!

Please come to the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Public Hearing on the ExxonMobil startup this Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 AM at the Torrance City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 to listen to the speakers and to voice your opinions.

For more information, click here, or go to the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance webpage.

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