“Developments in the debate over hydrofluoric acid” – Daily Breeze

 

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Nearly 300 residents march in protest to the PBF Energy refinery in Torrance on Saturday, Feb 17, 2018. It has been three years since the refinery explosion rocked the neighborhood and now residents are calling for a ban on the use of hydrofluoric acid at the refinery. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributor)

“When the Torrance refinery exploded in February 2015, showering residential neighborhoods with industrial ash, the event ignited a three-year public debate over hydrofluoric acid that continues to this day.

“Here are the major developments we’ve seen since then:
https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/04/26/developments-in-the-debate-over-hydrofluoric-acid/

Meet the TRAA Science Advisory Panel

TRAAThe TRAA Science Advisory Panel is an ad hoc volunteer group of eight local scientists and engineers with extensive relevant experience with highly toxic chemicals including hydrogen fluoride:


Charles Clendening, Ph.D.
CharlieClendeningDr. Charles Clendening completed his undergraduate work at the Case Institute of Technology in 1968, and earned his doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1974. He has worked in high energy laser development for over thirty years, first for the United States Air Force and then for TRW, which later became Northrop Grumman. He is a past recipient of two TRW Chairman Awards for Innovation, and a TRW Distinguished Patent award. Dr. Clendening served as Chief Scientist at Northrop Grumman for the Air Force’s Airborne Laser Program and won the 2009 AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award. Charles resides in Torrance.


James Eninger, Ph.D., Editor of the TRAA Science Advisory Panel Blog
Jim EningerDr. James Eninger retired in 2005 after a 33-year career at TRW in Redondo Beach. At TRW, he was a Senior Staff Engineer and Project Manager of programs that included safely dealing with hydrogen fluoride in the exhaust of high-energy chemical lasers. He holds a B.S.M.E. and an M.S. & Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, specializing in Fluid Mechanics and Physical Gasdynamics. He resides in Torrance and is a member of the  Torrance Refining Company Community Advisory Panel.

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