TRAA Videos

The Torrance Refinery Action Alliance is in the process of producing short public information videos on crucial aspects of the effort to ban MHF use at the two refineries in Southern California’s South Bay. Also find below other important videos and slide shows.

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TRAA Video – No Refinery Shutdown

TRAA’s short two-minute video that refutes the false claim that TRAA’s goal is to shut the Torrance Refinery down.


TRAA Video – Are schools prepared for a Chemical Release?

TRAA’s short four-minute video that refutes the notion shelter-in-place can protect students from an accidental release of highly toxic MHF from the Torrance or Valero refineries, the only two in California that use it.


TRAA Video – HF moved into OUR town

TRAA’s short one-minute video featuring Torrance resident Michelle Rushton speaking at a Southern California AQMD meeting in Torrance on the impact of potentially catastrophic hydrofluoric acid from the Torrance and Valero refineries in the South Bay of Southern California.


TRAA Video – The refineries CAN afford to prioritize safety over profits

TRAA’s short four-minute video that lays out the facts on the affordability of switching to a much safer alkylation process.


TRAA Video – The historic FAILURE of MHF in the Torrance Refinery

TRAA’s short three-minute video featuring a presentation by Dr. Sally Hayati, TRAA President and Chair of its Science Advisory Panel. Warning: this video contains disturbing images of the aftermath of the Bhopal catastrophe.


TRAA Video – Alternatives to MHF are available NOW

TRAA’s short two-minute video where Dr. Sally Hayati, TRAA President and Chair of its Science Advisory Panel, refutes the claim of Torrance Refinery manager that alternative emerging technology may never be available.


It Can’t Happen…

A reminder in images that terrible accidents and natural disasters can and do happen. Set your PDF viewer to Full Screen Mode, if applicable.


1986 Hydrofluoric Acid Release Test

Video of the 1986 “Goldfish” Release Test of hydrofluoric acid (HF) shows the formation and spread of a ground-hugging toxic cloud.