Congressman Ted W. Lieu Statement on Explosion at Torrance Exxon Mobil Refinery

February 19, 2015
Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) has issued the following statement in light of the explosion at the Torrance Exxon Mobil Refinery:

“First and foremost, I am thankful the injuries sustained in the explosion were minor.  I hope for the speedy recovery of all those affected.  My office has been in contact with the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, Exxon Mobil and local officials.  I will continue to monitor the situation and the ongoing investigation.  My office stands ready to provide any assistance as needed.  I also note this is the third explosion at this refinery since 1988.  I hope the resulting investigation will help prevent future explosions at this refinery.”