Toxic Clouds on the Horizon; The HF Threat Continues

On May 4, 2021, another refinery suffered a leakage of highly toxic hydrogen fluoride (HF). This time it was the Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, 41 miles south of Houston.

HF Release Test in the Nevada Desert

by Environmental Journalist Isabelle Jeng

If you think a leak at a refinery in Texas doesn’t concern you, think again. If you live, go to school or work in southern Los Angeles County, you are among the millions at risk of serious injury from hydrofluoric acid (HF), which is used to make high-octane gasoline. If you’re within six miles of the Torrance refinery or the Valero refinery in Wilmington, you are among the tens of thousands who risk death from a large release of this chemical. . . .

Click to read Isabelle Jeng‘s full article in “Foggy View News” of the Palos Verdes – South Bay Sierra Club website.