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#20-007
CARSON CITY OFFICIALS CALL OUT AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT’S DEFICIENT HANDLING OF AIR QUALITY DURING AND AFTER MARATHON REFINERY FIRE

WHAT:
Carson City Council will be providing updates related to air quality after the Marathon Refinery fire that happened late Tuesday (2.25.20) and will address concerns of residents about air quality issues. Citizens living near the refinery are disturbed by the lack of reporting from Air Quality Management District (AQMD) if the fire produced gaseous air toxins.

The City of Carson lies within an area of Los Angeles that has substantial exposure to multiple refinery operations, including the Marathon Refinery located in Carson. Marathon’s facility and the Marathon Refinery is a major source of stationary emissions within Carson, if not the single largest, and covers 1.3 square miles of land in the City of Carson.

“The City of Carson reached out to AQMD to no avail. AQMD failed in its commitment to fair and thorough process that would take into account the health impacts on Carson residents. The City of Carson was relying on the AQMD to do its job and take on the responsibility it accepted and asked to perform - provide the proper mitigation measures and analysis for the City of Carson,” said Mayor Robles.

WHEN:
Monday, March 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Carson City Hall Steps, 701 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90745; Phone: (310) 877-8008

WHO:
Mayor of Carson Albert Robles and City Councilmembers, Steven Goldsmith, Torrance Refinery Action Alliance


City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
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