Star Tribune: Labor union study says St. Paul Park refinery becoming less safe

Star Tribune - Mike Hughlett

A large labor union said Marathon Petroleum has increasingly compromised safety at its St. Paul Park refinery, including dismantling part of its in-house fire department.

Marathon, which bought the refinery in 2018, bristled at the allegations, saying that its firefighting capabilities are "robust" and that it has an "outstanding safety record."

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The refinery in St. Paul Park, currently owned by Marathon Petroleum, is the oldest in Minnesota.