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From:  Daily Breeze 


The Torrance Refining Co. described the recent odor problem at the refinery as a minor mishap. File photo. (Stephen Carr/The Daily Breeze/SCNG) 
rotten-egg smell wafting from Torrance Refining Co. refinery spread into nearby neighborhoods in such a high dose this week that several neighbors reported it to local and state officials, worried about the effects of noxious chemicals floating around their homes.
But fire officials cleared the area within an hour, and a refinery spokeswoman apologized and described it as a minor mishap. City officials simply noted the smelly incident in a Facebook post that stated there were no harmful air pollution readings taken in the area.
Still, community members remained alarmed Thursday about the refinery’s brief hazardous burp. MORE