- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ environmental agency has told Exxon Mobil that it must do more to correct oil-related contamination in a Lake Conway cove and three drainage ditches leading to it.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1hsc0Te) that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has given Exxon Mobil until March 11 to revise its recommendations for cleaning up the areas in Mayflower where the company’s Pegasus pipeline cracked open last March.

Exxon Mobil spokesman Aaron Stryk said Wednesday that the company is reviewing the comments.

Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured on March 29, spilling an estimated 210,000 gallons of heavy crude oil into a neighborhood and forcing residents to flee their homes. Some have never moved back.

The pipeline was shut down shortly after the spill and has not restarted.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com



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