"Exxon Louisiana Refinery Poorly Maintained, Environmentalists Say"

"A Louisiana environmental group said on Tuesday that ExxonMobil Corp's Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery, where four workers were burned in a November 22 fire, has been poorly maintained for years.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, which works to improve safety and reduce pollution from refineries and chemical plants in the state, highlighted findings of a 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inspection of the refinery as showing long-standing flaws in maintenance.

"This accident fits in a pattern of a poorly maintained facility that has consistent and constant accidents," Anne Rolfes, director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, said on Tuesday."

Erwin Seba reports for Reuters November 29, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 11/30/2016