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Flares over ExxonMobil result of ongoing maintenance work

4 months 5 days 22 hours ago August 02, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 Tuesday, August 02 2016 August 02, 2016 4:39 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Gigantic columns of flame were visible over the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant on Tuesday afternoon as maintenance work continues at the facility.

ExxonMobil officials said last week that intermittent flaring would be visible at the plant at the outset of this week while maintenance continues.

The flares are safety control devices that burn up excess hydrocarbons during the shutdown and startup of various operations at the plant. ExxonMobil says the safety of plant workers and proper control of emissions are top priorities.

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