Monday, April 01, 2013

Exxon Mobil Arkansas Pipeline Spill

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, forcing families to evacuate 22 homes, and threatening a reservoir treasured by sport fishermen.  Those storm drains head towards Lake Conway, a huge manmade reservoir stocked with bass, catfish, bream and crappie.

“Exxon Mobil officials said the total amount of water and oil pumped out of a Mayflower subdivision nearly tripled Sunday, reaching 12,000 barrels, or 504,000 gallons, compared with estimates on Saturday that crews had pumped 4,500 barrels,” reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning. (National Wildlife Federation)

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