Torrance Refinery fined $150,000 for storing oily sludge

A refinery in Torrance was fined for storing hazardous waste without permission.
A refinery in Torrance was fined for storing hazardous waste without permission.
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The owner of the Torrance Refinery was fined $150,000 this week for storing hazardous waste without permits.

The refinery owned by PBF Energy is already under pressure from neighbors, environmentalists and air quality regulators to limit its use of a toxic chemical that could harm thousands of people if released.

Read a more detailed version of this report on LAist.com