3 Years After Torrance Refinery Explosion, Activists Protest Continued Use of Chemical

On the third anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion, activist gathered to protest the continued use of a chemical they say is toxic.

The refinery says that, in the past, a court-appointed safety expect found Modified Hydrofluoric Acid was safer than any alternative. But the South Coast Air Quality Management District is weighing a proposal that would ban the chemical.

Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 17, 2018.