Huge Explosion Rips Through California Oil Refinery, Adding Fuel To Oil Worker Strike

Posted by Mike Confino, February 19, 2015

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A huge explosion occurred at the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Torrance, California on Wednesday morning, shaking the homes of residents miles away and injuring at least three people.

No serious injuries or deaths have been reported, and authorities are still looking into the cause of the explosion. Aerial photos of the refinery following the incident showed considerable damage. Large metal structures were ripped apart and nearby vehicles were destroyed. A good portion of the refinery was covered in grey ash.

via Huge Explosion Rips Through California Oil Refinery, Adding Fuel To Oil Worker Strike | ThinkProgress.

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