Petition to remove hydrofluoric acid from California refineries

Petition summary and background: 615,524 residents of the Greater South Bay are at risk of death or serious irreversible health effects from an addicental release of modified hydrofluoric acid at the refineries.  Safe technology alternatives exist, namely solid acid catalyst, ionic alylation, and piped in or manufactured on site sulfuric acid.

Action petitioned: We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to stop all use and storage of hydrofluoric acid by 2017 in any form, including modified hydrofluoric acid, and in any amount, for the Torrance ExxonMobil and Wilmington Valero refineries.