Strange Smell Comes from CITGO - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Strange Smell Comes from CITGO

June 5, 2007

Reported by KPLC Staff

Yesterday's storms caused a power outage at CITGO which in turn caused some flaring.  A CITGO spokesperson tells 7News that there was an S-O-2 emission which they say is not dangerous. 

The emission does smell bad and they did close down some non-essential worksites as a precaution.  However, CITGO says it conducted air quality tests and they are in constant communication with the DEQ. 

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