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Advocate: Cancer-causing chemicals released in ExxonMobil fire

Posted at 8:36 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 09:36:21-05

BATON ROUGE — The massive fire at the ExxonMobil plant reportedly released benzene and other cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

The Advocate reports that the amounts of the released chemicals is unclear and will remain unclear for about a week. ExxonMobil says air monitoring outside the facility showed the wider community was not exposed to any chemical releases.

To read the full Advocate report, click here.