Flooding causes sewage fallout at Exxon Mobil in Beaumont

Friday's heavy rain caused sewage lines at the Exxon Mobil Refinery in Beaumont to overflow, spilling sewage into and around the refinery's property. An Exxon Mobil spokesperson said it has been monitoring since Saturday for any residual material within the sewage that might have escaped near Poplar and Lee street in South Beaumont.

Anything that looks like Petroleum or another chemical is mopped up using absorption pads, however the spokesperson said the refinery has yet to find any materials in the leaked sewage. 

Some neighbors were upset saying they had no idea about the clean up until Sunday night.  

"If it's something that is going to affect our lifestyle and the way we live back here, as a resident and tax payer I feel like I should know," neighbor Venessa Cantue said.

The spokesperson with Exxon Mobil said he has been reaching out to neighbors, and crews have received no complaints from residents.  The spokesperson said Mobil has been proactive, not reactive in the clean up process. 

A crew is expected to continue monitoring the area Monday.


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