2/1/19 Caravan: Demand a BAN of deadly chemical (MHF) at SCAQMD meeting

Click for more information. Join our Caravan to South Coast Air Quality Management District and demand a Ban of Modified Hydrofluoric Acid in our communities, NOW!

On Friday February 1st, the AQMD Governing Board will hear a report from its staff about the future proposal to deal with MHF, Called for rule 1410.

When: 2/1/19
Where: SCAQMD Diamond Bar 21865 Copley Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Time: Caravan 7:00 am
Meeting: 9:00 am-

CBE Caravan (7:00am): 113 E. Anaheim st. Wilmington, CA 90744 (between Avalon and Broad st) RSVP Alicia@cbecal.org Ashley@cbecal.org
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This is a chance for community residents, and allies to turn out and let the Governing Board and Staff known that a Ban on MHF must happen NOW! We cant wait any longer to get rid of DEADLY MHF in two California Refineries (Wilmington, Valero and Torrance, Exxon Mobile)

We must make sure AQMD boards knows our lives are not a bargain we are willing to take, and they must BAN MHF from the only two California refineries to use the chemical.
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-MHF (Modified Hydrofluoric Acid) is one of the world’s most dangerous chemicals – exposure can cause deep lingering burns, lung fluid, permanent lung damage, and death. (Center for Disease Control)

-If released, it can travel many miles as a low cloud. According to US EPA’s Valero & Torrance Risk Management Plans (RMP), a release can travel for miles (for example, a Mobil (now Torrance) RMP says a plume could travel 3.2 miles, Valero’s even farther). These hazard zones include hundreds of thousands of people in the LA area. Risks after potential exposure include serious irreversible injuries, including death.

This is a risk that is too great to ignore our SCAQMD must act now!

 

Media Advisory Here

COME TO THE HEARING in Sacramento, 9AM Thursday, Sept. 27 when the state will consider whether to adopt their staff’s proposed “Blueprint” to implement AB617 and and set communities receiving emissions reduction plans the first year

Fact sheet HERE.We opposed it, but now is in place. Only 10 communities in the state are proposed to get any plan the first year, and only 7 would get an emission reduction plan (v. only air monitoring plans). This is not enough!