fines Exxon refinery.
Reuters (9/14) reports that the US
Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Exxon Mobil’s
502,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana exposed workers to
potential fires, explosions, and other safety hazards. Exxon spokeswoman
Rachael Moore said in a statement that the company believes it is complying
with all applicable laws and regulations. The company now faces $126,000 in
fines for 20 serious safety violations found in a March 14 inspection.