South Bay Oil Refineries: A History Of Destructive Explosions

The blast at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance on Wednesday is a reminder of the dangers that exist at such facilities. The South Bay is dotted with oil refineries and there's a history of destructive accidents. The difficulty acquired much political consideration in the 1980s and 1990s after a string of blasts:1996: A spectacular explosion [...]