Congresswomen Waters and Barragan headline Refinery Explosion Commemoration

TRAA held a successful and well-attended event Friday at CSUDH to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion. As well as the congresswomen, we had representatives from County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office, Assemblyman Al Maratsuchi’s office, SEIU, CCA and numerous other community groups.

There was also an impressive technical presentation “HF Release Hazards” by our own Dr. George Harpole. We had over 80 people attending, either in person or via Zoom

Congrats to all who made this possible, especially event coordinator Zack Badaouie. To those who attended and to those who wanted to but couldn’t because of scheduling issues here is a link to the video recording of the event. Use passcode uQa+y4xi to access.

As part of the event, we asked participants to sign and add comments to a letter to President Biden asking for his urging the EPA to take action. Please print, sign and send it yourself.

TRAA Speakout Makes the news!

See this write-up from the Daily Breeze, overall a large and positive article that continued to make the community aware of this danger and the potential steps for change. But feel free to comment to them about any misrepresentations.