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Waxman wants federal review of San Pedro gas storage facility
Waxman wants federal review of San Pedro gas storage facility

A local congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility that has become controversial because of its location near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro. On Wednesday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the agency take additional steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the Rancho LPG Holdings site on North Gaffey Street. Waxman said he was concerned that an earlier homeland security inspection of the Rancho facility was cursory, did little to verify the company's safety information and seriously conflicted with...

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