One month after the Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured that spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil in to a central Arkansas community, it’s happened again.
The near 70-year-old Pegasus oil pipeline spilled a small amount of crude Tuesday (April 30) into a residential yard in Ripley County, Mo., according to a report from the Huffington Post.
A resident notified the company of the spill after spotting a patch of oil and dead vegetation seven miles south of Doniphan, Exxon and state officials said on Wednesday. Click here to read more on the spill from the Huffington Post.
Meanwhile, the crude oil spill in Mayflower, Ark., is near completion, according to Exxon officials. Senator Mark Pryor turned the site Monday (April 29), according to a report from THV 11 in Little Rock.
“I’m gonna call Exxon and see if we can get all 22 of the displaced households together, and maybe at the high school gym or whatever, and see if maybe they can have an evening and answer any questions and help people,” said Pryor.
Exxon officials say they have a plan to get residents back into the affected Northwoods community and plan to conduct air quality testing throughout the process.
For complete coverage of the Mayflower oil spill, visit http://www.thv11.com/news/mayflower_oil_spill/