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Shattered By Oil: Exxon Arkansas Spill And The People Left Behind, Part 2
Residents of Mayflower continue to press for fair compensation for having their lives turned upside-down, in the full glare and support of national attention. Read more...
Shattered By Oil: Exxon Arkansas Spill And The People Left Behind, Part 1
'It's too late for anything to happen. It's too late for us. We want them to get this mess cleaned up and get it cleaned up right.' Read more...
Public in dark for days due to government shutdown. Oil is spread out over a 7.3 acre land mass. Read more...
Two major lawsuits have been filed, one of which - the class-action suit referred to as the "Lake Conway Class" - claims Exxon's spill was a massive 27,000 barrels/1.1 million gallons in size and also says this was the 14th spill of the Pegasus line in its history. The other one - lead by the EPA and the Arkansas AG - is seeking possible billions in reparations from ExxonMobil for gross violations of the Clean Water Act and other similar AR state-level laws. Read more...
Video: Two months after Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured and spewed tar sands oil into an Arkansas subdivision and nearby lake...life in Mayflower is still far from back to normal. Read more...

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It’s been over five weeks since ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline burst beneath a Mayflower, Arkansas subdivision, spilling diluted bitumen born of tar sands throughout the neighborhood. Five weeks later, and still the air carries noxious fumes. Residents complain of headaches, nausea, and worse. Read more...
Watch: Concerned citizens from the site of Exxon's Arkansas oil spill hired an independent analysis of the water and air there just as residents face growing health concerns. Read more...
Exxon power-washes spilled tar sands oil into an area wetlands; A 22-foot gash was discovered in the ruptured Pegasus pipeline; Documents suggest that Exxon may have known something was wrong with the pipeline hours earlier than claimed; Exxon's lobbyists attempt to re-write history while the corporation tries to win over the community with its checkbook and health problems emerge in the area. Read more...
Exxon's safety record gets worse by the day as they work now to clean up two messes, and the Arkansas attorney general now describes the town of Mayflower as a scene out of "The Walking Dead." Read more...
The latest news, video footage and photographs from the Pegasus tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas. Read more...