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Toxins from Marathon refinery fire leaked 15 hours before evacuation called

By Sara Sneath, DeSmog When St. John the Baptist Parish residents woke up on Friday, Aug. 25, they saw a plume of black smoke above the Marathon Petroleum refinery between Reserve and Garyville. Marathon told residents and parish officials that the fire started that morning around two tanks storing naphtha — a type of partially refined petroleum used as […]