BP's Whiting Refinery lets off some steam, startling residents

2013-10-22T12:00:00Z 2013-10-22T20:10:08Z BP's Whiting Refinery lets off some steam, startling residentsLauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

WHITING | A noise similar to a jet engine that startled some residents near the BP Whiting Refinery early Tuesday was nothing more than a routine release of steam, company representatives said.

Whiting police dispatchers said they received numerous calls from residents concerned about their safety after they were awakened by the noise.

Scott Dean, spokesman for BP, said the noise was caused by "a regular, controlled venting of steam."

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