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Power outage causes air release at Marathon Oil refinery in Catlettsburg, KY

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CATLETTSBURG, KY -

Emergency Management Officials in Kentucky are reporting an air release at their refinery in Catlettsburg.

Marathon Oil Corporation has said in a memo that the plant lost power when the storm rolled through the evening of June 10.

The power at the plant did come back up, but several flares flashed.  Initial start-up emissions were emitted that could exceed normal standards.

Air monitoring teams are taking air samples as they are trying to get start-up problems resolved.