Torrance Residents Call for Ban on Toxic Chemical at Local Refineries

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 (Craig Miller/KQED)

Two refineries located between LA and Long Beach use a modified version of a toxic chemical called hydrofluoric acid to make high-octane gasoline. Now, residents want the chemical banned after a recent report showed it could become airborne if released.