Refinery says large ‘explosion’ was actually just routine testing

Local
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

NEW ORLEANS -- An explosion is not to blame for flames seen shooting into the sky over Chalmette Saturday night.

According to a spokesperson for the PFB Chalmette Refinery, what many people saw was a routine safety measure calling "flaring," that's designed to safely combust hydrocarbons.

After the flaring started around 11:15 pm Saturday, several people posted their concerns on social media.

We're told refinery workers notified the appropriate officials and agencies and that everything went as planned.

Popular

Latest News

More News