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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Health problems in Mayflower

Posted By on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Great report from HuffPost on lingering problems for residents of Mayflower two months after the oil spill.

More than two months after ExxonMobil’s 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline burst and spewed a gusher of thick Canadian tar sands oil through Mayflower, AR, and into a marsh on Lake Conway—the state’s most popular fishing spot—residents are still complaining of health problems and are worried about poisonous impacts on wildlife and the environment. Many locals and some scientists have little faith in the continuous rosy assurances from Exxon and the Unified Command that testing results show the environment is safe and that tar sands oil has not contaminated the lake.

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