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Chemical Safety Board (CSB) animation of 2015 explosion at ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA 

CBS Evening News investigation: California refinery explosion could have been much worse

Los Angeles CBS affiliate reports on the “near miss” at the refinery in February and interviews Torrance Mayor Pat Furey

Los Angeles ABC affiliate: Torrance activists take on refinery; warn residents about controversial chemical

Ongoing coverage in the Daily Breeze newspaper and other publications

11/28/17: Who is telling the truth about the Torrance refinery? (TRAA Op Ed)

11/8/17: Exxon ordered to disclose some Torrance Refinery blast documents (Bonus audio interview with Dr. Hayati)

11/1/17: Torrance group launches public outreach over refinery dangers

10/10/17: Gov. Brown signs three bills aimed at Torrance refinery safety precautions

8/22/17: AQMD: Not enough data to prove safety of deadly toxic chemical used at Torrance refinery

5/6/17: Department of Justice sues ExxonMobil for 2015 refinery explosion records

5/3/17: Federal investigators: Safety culture needs to change at Torrance refinery

4/1/17: Safety lapses at Torrance refinery not acceptable, AQMD board says

10/29/15: Torrance refinery repairs push back PBF Energy sale closure to second quarter of 2016

10/28/15: Why did emergency alerts fail during latest scare at ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance?

10/27/15: Latest ExxonMobil Torrance refinery accident another close call, oil industry analyst says

10/23/15: Torrance refinery should prioritize public safety over profits: Al Muratsuchi

10/14/15: Torrance, AQMD to study use of alternative to toxic chemical at ExxonMobil refinery

10/12/15: Federal lawmakers again blast ExxonMobil for hampering federal investigations ahead of Tuesday refinery meeting

9/23/15: Ethics expert: ExxonMobil’s behavior since Torrance refinery blast is worse than Volkswagen’s

9/16/15: Torrance residents protest ExxonMobil’s refinery safety record

9/15/15: ExxonMobil failed to follow proper procedures in wake of acid leak, Torrance officials say

9/14/15: Editorial: How can anyone trust ExxonMobil after the Torrance refinery explosion?

9/11/15: ExxonMobil fails to respond to federal subpoenas for information about Torrance refinery blast

9/11/15: More problems at ExxonMobil’s Torrance refinery

9/10/15: Leak of potentially dangerous gas sparks state safety probe at Torrance ExxonMobil refinery

Early reports of February explosion and immediate aftermath