Exxon Louisiana refinery poorly maintained, environmentalist group says

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

A Louisiana environmental group says ExxonMobil's (XOM +1.8%) Baton Rouge, La., refinery, where four workers were burned in a fire earlier this month, has been poorly maintained for years.

"This accident fits in a pattern of a poorly maintained facility that has consistent and constant accidents," says the director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, pointing to a 2012 EPA Agency inspection of the refinery that described long-standing flaws in maintenance.

XOM says the group's previous reports "have consistently contained deliberate inaccuracies and misrepresent industry activities."