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U.S. investigates Torrance refinery explosion as contract talks resume
U.S. investigates Torrance refinery explosion as contract talks resume

Federal investigators are in Torrance this week looking into a Feb. 18 explosion at the Exxon Mobil oil refinery. Meanwhile, in Houston, union leaders and oil companies resumed negotiations to replace an expired labor contract that has resulted in strikes at 15 petroleum and chemical refineries nationwide. Four or five investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, accompanied by a personal safety team, are scheduled Monday to begin their probe into what caused last month’s blast in Torrance. The visit was sparked by a formal request sent to the board Friday by U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles). In their letter, Lieu and Waters point out...

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