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Torrance Refinery Action Alliance Rally
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE
Torrance Refinery Action Alliance (TRAA)’s
9th Anniversary of a near-release of deadly HF
Informational gathering & rally
Join us on Saturday, February 17th from 10:00am until 1:00pm
@ Columbia Park, Prairie Ave. (north of 190th St.) in Torrance, CA
Learn more about the dangers of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF/MHF) used at the Torrance & Wilmington refineries, hear from experts & elected officials, and rally for the safer community we all deserve! Join us in telling Valero Energy Corporation (based in Texas) & PBF Energy, Inc. (based in New Jersey) that communities deserve safer places to live, learn, and work!
While these private companies rake in hundreds of millions of dollars off of the Los Angeles South Bay, their investment into safer chemicals and safe practices remains lacking. Let’s make sure these two oil refining companies are protecting the safety of all children at nearby schools, of elderly people out for a walk, of our pets and wildlife, and for all! TRAA says, “OUR LIVES ARE WORTH THE COST TO CONVERT!”
9 years ago, the Torrance Refinery narrowly missed a mass release of toxic HF/MHF. If the 40-ton piece of equipment had landed mere feet closer, the tank containing tens-of-thousands of pounds of Hydrofluoric Acid (aka HF/MHF) would have been damaged, leading to a potentially catastrophic, mass casualty event. People within a 6.2 mile radius of the refinery would have been put at risk for possible death or serious, irreversible damage to their health from the resulting deadly, ground-hugging gas cloud.
For years, people have rallied for the refineries that use HF/MHF to convert to any of the safer, commercially-proven & available alternatives. Elected officials have attempted to pass legislation to require safer chemical usage at refineries. Government agencies have struggled to enforce safety measures.
WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER!
Join the fight for a safer community to live and work!
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