Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill
On March 29, 2013, Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, spilling approximately 5,000 to 7,000 barrels of diluted bitumen or tar sands oil into a residential neighborhood and Lake Conway. Exxon claims the 22-foot rupture in the sixty-year-old pipeline was caused by a manufacturer defect, however the spill reignited concerns over the safety of transporting tar sands oil via pipeline, which is harder to clean when spilled into water than traditional crude oil. At the time of the spill, 22 homes were evacuated, however many Mayflower residents near the spill were not evacuated and have since suffered health problems. Air quality tests have found 30 toxic chemicals near the spill site.
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While clean up continues at the site of the Exxon oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas, yesterday, an estimated 700 barrels of oil (or almost 30,000 gallons) were found to have leaked from the Shell oil West Colombia pipeline in Houston.
Shocking aerial video shows magnitude of Arkansas oil spill, as cleanup continues and frustration at Exxon grows [VIDEOS]
There has been lots of debate and frustration following the Exxon Mobil oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas. Here's a collection of videos of the news coverage.
Due to a legal technicality, ExxonMobil is not required to pay into a cleanup fund because tar sands oil is not regulated like conventional oil.
The ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which carries Canadian crude oil from Illinois to Texas, ruptured Friday, leaking at least 80,000 gallons of oil into Central Arkansas.
Are oil-soaked birds a sign the Arkansas oil spill has spread to Lake Conway or other waterways?