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Flares over ExxonMobil result of ongoing maintenance work
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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