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NorCal Gas Blast Leaves San Pedro Residents Jittery

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SAN PEDRO (CBS) — In the wake of the San Bruno disaster,  many living here in the shadows of massive butane holding tanks are nervous about the possibility of another catastrophe happening much closer to home.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore Reports

The Rancho LPG tanks have been around for years and residents have long asked for them to be moved. Homeowners say first the Port of Los Angeles and then the city reneged on promises to do just that:  get rid of a potential 25 million gallon time bomb.

Homeowner Janet Gunter is one of those concerned citizens.

Resident: Harbor Area Hotbed Of “Multiple Hazardous Facilities”

The tanks’ owners have offered to meet with homeowners to discuss the situation, but Gunter says residents want less talk and more action.

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