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Arkansas Oil Spill

Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting sick, forced to abandon homes
Almost one year after ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst and caused a major oil spill near Mayflower, Arkansas, officials say the area is safe to live in. But locals are still suffering from dizziness, headaches, and nausea – prompting many to move away.

10.02.2014 16:33

ExxonMobil Arkansas oil spill poses health risks for locals
After 210,000 gallons of heavy crude spilled into an Arkansas community, ExxonMobil assured residents that toxic chemicals have remained at safe levels. But locals say they are suffering from deteriorating health conditions and trouble breathing.

14.05.2013 14:40

Arkansas oil spill: Timeline
Friday marks one week since an ExxonMobil pipeline burst in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands. Town residents say they are being kept in the dark over compensation and the cleanup by Exxon.

04.04.2013 09:43

Exxon playing ‘divide and conquer’ in ‘Walking Dead’-like oil spill town
The Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill continues to be the source of questions about the long-term health, environmental and financial consequences for residents in a town the state’s attorney general described as a scene out of ‘The Walking Dead.'

04.04.2013 16:14

FAA puts no-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill with Exxon employee in charge
The FAA announced a temporary no-fly zone would be enacted indefinitely over the Arkansas oil spill. With word that an Exxon employee was controlling the airspace, though, speculation pointed to the idea the oil company was trying to keep the media away.

04.04.2013 03:37

'Arkansas oil spill should be nail in the coffin for Keystone pipeline'
Despite the financial and ecological ramifications of the Mayflower oil spill Exxon might be able to avoid paying into a government oil cleanup fund, leaving American taxpayers stuck with the bill.

03.04.2013 23:49

Arkansas oil spill: Exxon reacts to tax 'loophole,' pledges ‘to cover all costs’
The central Arkansas spill caused by Exxon’s aging Pegasus pipeline has reportedly unleashed 10,000 barrels of Canadian heavy crude - but a technicality says it's not oil, letting the energy giant off the hook from paying into a national cleanup fund.

02.04.2013 21:30

Where will it burst next? Arkansas oil spill sheds light on aging US pipelines
The Exxon oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas has left many concerned about the state of America’s pipelines, and whether a similar catastrophe is on the way. As pipelines get older, the risks increase – but is anything being done to minimize the danger?

02.04.2013 16:04

Rivers of oil in Arkansas town: Many 'didn't even know' Exxon pipeline ran under their homes
Residents of Mayflower, Arkansas are shocked, frustrated and discouraged after an ExxonMobil oil pipeline - which many were unaware existed - burst, devastating the small town by flooding its streets with thousands of barrels of Canadian crude.

01.04.2013 14:45