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Tar Sands Oil Arkansas, #4 (update)

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Has ExxonMobil Lost Control of More than Just its Tar Sands Oil? 

 

By William Boardman

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How Big a Hole Does it Take to Make a Major Oil Spill? 

 

It took less than an hour for something like 5,000 barrels (at 42 gallons per barrel) of ExxonMobil's tar sands oil flow into a residential neighborhood and surrounding wetlands in [1]Mayflower, Arkansas,[1] on March 29, once the company's Pegasus pipeline had opened a two-inch hole along its top surface.  The hole was also over 22 feet long and made the pipe look like a split sausage. 

 

The first pictures of the pipeline gash came from the law firm suing ExxonMobil on behalf of those hurt by the spill.  The Duncan Firm of Little Rock posted four pictures on its [4]Facebook page[4] April 11, following an onsite inspection the previous day. 

 

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