Calumet refinery will conduct an evacuation drill on Monday evening

Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 20:08:51-04

GREAT FALLS – The Calumet Montana Refinery will be conducting evacuation drill exercises at 8 p.m. Monday, September 10.

The drill is expected to last between 45 minutes and 60 minutes.

The whistle will be used in these drills and will be audible to people in the area, and will consist of a series of blasts and one long blast.

(SEPTEMBER 2, 2018) Calumet Montana Refining will be undergoing planned unit shutdown and maintenance activities at the refinery starting on Monday, September 3.

A press release from Calumet says the activities are expected to last approximately one month.

During this time there will be periods of increased flaring due to shutdown and startup activities. There will also be increased traffic to and from the refinery as contractors will be performing work around the clock.

Calumet says that the flaring activities do not pose any threat to human health, safety, or the environment.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Calumet at 406-454-9845.

Reporting by David Sherman for MTN News