Congressman Ed Markey, D-Mass, has
After a week, has the tar sands oil been contained?
Arkansas Online reported on March 29, the day of the spill, without indicating the source of the information, that "Oil that spilled into waterways from a ruptured pipeline in Mayflower has been contained."
The report continued:
"Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson said blockades have been set up at two different locations along a waterway that flows into Lake Conway. Those blockades are preventing the contaminated water from passing".
"A dam made of dirt,
wood and other building materials has been erected in the initial ditch that
contains a majority of the oil, with an additional blockade set up in two
culverts connected to coves that allow water into Lake Conway".
"The obstructions will prevent any oil from passing through for an extended period of time, possibly days, Dodson added."
If the oil was contained the first day, what's all the fuss about?
Early reports appear to have been over-optimistic.