A crowd of more than 400 people attended a Saturday morning hearing near Torrance to weigh in on proposed stiff new restrictions on the use of a deadly chemical at two local oil refineries. If modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF) is banned under the prospective Rule 1410, officials from Torrance Refining Co. and Wilmington Valero Refinery said workers would lose high-quality jobs and prices would go up at the pump by more than 20 cents a gallon statewide.
Air-quality regulators will take public comment Saturday morning in Harbor Gateway on whether to ban the use of deadly modified hydrogen fluoride at Torrance and Wilmington refineries. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. the Gateway Ballroom of the Holiday Inn at 19800 S. Vermont Ave. Grass-roots Torrance groups opposed to the use of HF are expected to turn out a large crowd.
Brian Wilson may have achieved worldwide acclaim and commercial success as the musical genius behind The Beach Boys, but apparently Fred Morgan wasn’t all that impressed. Morgan was the Hawthorne High School teacher who gave Wilson an F in his music class before Wilson and his family members formed a band in the early 1960s that would change American pop culture. Hoping to right that wrong, his alma mater invited him back this week to make a slight adjustment.
"This kind of emergency is catastrophic and nothing we would be prepared for. When you think about terrorism and earthquakes.. I appreciate the refinery jobs, but if this blows up the kinda jobs that will be kept are coroners, physicians" -Roger White, Redondo Beach https://t.co/blubDLrqTl
"HF has been here for decades. It's a product like any other product that's considered toxic. We need to not only continue working with it but to train individuals to make sure workers and communities are safe" - Ted Jimenez, SW Region Council of Carpenters https://t.co/rgf5lZGGsL
Hundreds of people showed up to speak this morning on proposed rule to ban or further regulate toxic modified hydrogen fluoride used at Torrance and Wilmington Valero refineries https://t.co/MXhmWJsvxT
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