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No need to worry: Exxon plant on Scenic Highway is flaring

4 months 11 hours 56 minutes ago June 20, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 Monday, June 20 2016 June 20, 2016 10:17 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - If you notice a bright light in the Baton Rouge skyline, there's no need to worry. The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant on Scene Highway began flaring Monday night.

In a press release, the company explained that "flares are primarily safety control devices intended to consume excess hydrocarbons during shutdown, start-up, and other non-routine activities".

ExxonMobil says there's no reason to worry and anyone concerned with the flaring should call (225) 977-8393.

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