TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance is expected to finally come back online Monday night.
Most of the refinery has been closed since February of last year when an explosion caused extensive damage.READ MORE: Weekend Closure Of 101 Freeway Stretch Near DTLA Planned For Viaduct Project
It was supposed to restart Saturday night but the company delayed it over what it called “unexpected operational delays.”READ MORE: CHP Issues Sig Alert After Fatal Crash On 101 Freeway
The city of Torrance issued a 24-notice Sunday night, explaining that it was anticipated the restart would result in “higher particulate matter emissions” for about six hours between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on May 9.MORE NEWS: Street Closures From Electrical Pole Fire In Redondo Beach Lifted
“This temporary increase in emissions during this period is not anticipated to cause an exceedance of national and state health-based air quality standards,” the notice indicated.