Calumet is conducting drills this week

Calumet Montana Refining will be conducting a drill this week to prepare plant personnel to respond quickly and effectively to an unanticipated release.

It’s routine training that won’t have an adverse impact on the environment, community or citizens, according to a Calumet release.

As part of the drill, residents may notice booms deployed on the river near Giant Springs Park. Some signage may also be visible. There is no cause for concern as these items are a part of the drill.

“We are committed to being responsible stewards of the community around our facility,” Wayne Leiker, vice president, said in a release. “In addition to our constant efforts to prevent adverse events, these exercises prepare our team to react quickly and minimize the impact of any release.”

Calumet regularly practices response drills to prepare for spills, fires, severe weather events and other challenges that may impact plant operations.