Exxon spill: ’I saw a river of oil heading down my street’
2013-04-03 0:00

From: France24



This past weekend, the tranquillity of a suburban housing development in Arkansas was brutally interrupted by a strange flood – one not of water, but of oil. A pipeline belonging to ExxonMobil ruptured, spilling thousands of barrels of crude oil into the town of Mayflower. Our Observer filmed this surreal scene before any emergency personnel had yet arrived.



The state of Arkansas has launched an investigation into the cause of the disaster. The Pegasus pipeline, which is 65 years old and 848 miles (about 1,360 kilometres) long, remains shut. While it is unclear as of yet exactly how much oil has spilled, ExxonMobil said Tuesday that 12,000 barrels of oil – mixed with water used in the cleanup effort – had already been recovered.

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