Valero smoke, flickering power coincide to raise alarm

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: July 25, 2023 10:01 PM CT | Published: July 25, 2023 9:11 PM CT

A burn-off at the Valero Refinery in Southwest Memphis coincided with an unspecified substation problem, that resulted in a voltage to drop across the service area.

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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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