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AQMD cites Torrance refinery, saying gas flares caused air pollution

Air quality regulators have issued a notice of violation to the Torrance Refining Co., saying the 750-acre refinery — whose flare stacks shot flames and billowed thick black smoke Tuesday — had caused a public nuisance with air pollution. The former Exxon Mobil refinery “has been responsible for...
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