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Arkansas oil spill: Timeline

04.04.2013 09:43

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.

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Anonymous user 10.04.2013 07:58

The USA displays a different filthy mess everyday, pathetic..

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 16:30

5 MILLION? That's PATHETIC. Exxon is a awful company. Ask for at least a few BILLION. Make a diff.

Anonymous user 08.04.2013 19:22

How embarassing.

Anonymous user 08.04.2013 18:07

Its a public street, why can't reporters use the street? Why does Exxon call the shots?

Anonymous user 06.04.2013 21:21

Greedy corporations who refuse to spend any money on maintenance and technology.

Anonymous user 06.04.2013 20:31

Notice this comes when gas price dropped? There will be some fat checks written to Washington now.


Bryan Noby 06.04.2013 20:11

Thom Hartmann covered the story LAST YEAR that oil companies have been turning down their early warning breach detection to cut corner on maintenance and gain more profits.

Anonymous user 06.04.2013 18:49

Sabatoge by eco-terrorists.


Michelle MI Woverine BarlondSmith 06.04.2013 04:52

HMMM... AND HERE IN MI we are at week 124.... yes my friends week 124 ... and what they are not telling you my razorback friends ... is this is just the begging ... and its not done ... people are still having problems ... the rivers not clean ... welcome to the world of a technological disaster ....

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 18:59

You should visit Khanty-Mansiyk. There are puddles of oil like this in the local school playground.

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 18:36

it looks scary!!!!!!!!

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 18:34

that is cool


amanda cheatham-hurd 05.04.2013 18:12

If diluted bitumen is really chunks of tar sands how would those baffles do any good to absorb it? Would it not just sink under them and hide at the bottom of the sewer lines or the lake and continue to do its damage to the area?

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 17:47

1% think they can do whatever to whoever ...well the day of reckoning is coming soon.


Daniel hudd 05.04.2013 15:24

I live in Arkansas and the only real media coverage on this spill is coming from the Local Arkansas news outlets. The National Media only mentions it, but if it were a Rain Flood it would have National Coverage, if it was a school shooting it would have World coverage. But because Exxon is involved Big Government must keep it quiet to make their lobbiest happy.

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 09:47

i live in AR . THX to RT for covering this. main stream here is not...

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