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Leak at Marathon Refinery in Detroit contained, officials say

Part of Schaefer Road closed

Marathon Refinery in Detroit on Sept. 12, 2019. (WDIV)
Marathon Refinery in Detroit on Sept. 12, 2019. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Officials were notified Thursday afternoon of a leak at the Marathon Refinery.

The first report came in at 1:38 p.m. to the Detroit Homeland Security and Emergency Management office. The leak was, according to Marathon, emitting an oil vapor cloud in the area that did not pose a danger to the public.

The leak was reportedly under control around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Police closed Schaefer Road between Dix Street and I-75 for a couple hours.

Air monitoring resources have been sent out by Marathon in nearby areas as a precaution, according to officials.

View video from the scene below:


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