Elected Officials’ Support for MHF Ban

TRAAThese elected officials have written letters to the South Coast AQMD in support of a Rule 1410 banning MHF:

LA County Board of Supervisors
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congressman Ted Lieu
Congresswoman Nanette Barragán
The Office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
President pro tempore of California Senate Kevin de León
California State Senator Ben Allen
California Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi
Torrance City Council Member Tim Goodrich
Redondo Beach City Council Member Christian Horvath
Redondo Beach City Council Member John F. Gran
Redondo Beach Mayor William Brand
— on behalf of the Redondo Beach City Council
Hermosa Beach Mayor Jeff Duclos
— on behalf of the Hermosa Beach City Council
Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth
— on behalf of the Manhattan Beach City Council
Carson Mayor Albert Robles
Carson City Councilman Elito M. Santarina

View the letters of support on the TRAA website from these elected officials as well as other prominent community-minded individuals and organizations by clicking  here

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


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:

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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