Crude awakening: Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill ain’t pretty [SLIDESHOW]

 

 

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Crude awakening: Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill ain’t pretty
By Grist staff
One week ago, residents of rural Mayflower, Ark., found a river of reeking, black oil flowing through their backyards and streets. ExxonMobil, the company that owns the ruptured pipeline, evacuated the neighborhood and quickly instated something like martial law, evicting wildlife rescue workers, threatening reporters with arrest, and even winning a temporary no-fly zone over the spill. Here’s what the company is hiding, care of the EPA’s on-site coordinator web page — which was locked down shortly after we retrieved these photos. (UPDATE: The page is unlocked again. Feel free to peruse the whole collection.)

 

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One week ago, residents of rural Mayflower, Ark., found a river of reeking, black oil flowing through their backyards and streets. ExxonMobil, the company that owns the ruptured pipeline, evacuated the neighborhood and quickly instated something like martial law, evicting wildlife rescue workers, threatening reporters with arrest, and even winning a temporary no-fly zone over the spill. Here’s what the company is hiding, care of the EPA’s on-site coordinator web page — which was locked down shortly after we retrieved these photos. (UPDATE: The page is unlocked again. Feel free to peruse the whole collection.)

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7 thoughts on “Crude awakening: Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill ain’t pretty [SLIDESHOW]

  1. What a great idea! I have been thinking about creating art works about our pollution*ary human society, and your video is a wonderful example of what is possible.
    Thank you,
    D.A.Hartley

  2. Pingback: Rachel Maddow: Exxon turns to paper towels for oil spill clean up! | Friend Nature

  3. I own the Exxoncares.com domain. Over the past week, someone who said that they were a member of the leadership team of Exxon reached out to me to inquire about my interest in selling the domain to Exxon. The individual made repeated calls to me and also queried my motivation in owning the following domains:-
    Exxoncares.com
    Exxonmobilcares.com
    Shellcares.com
    BPcares.com
    BPcares.net
    BPcares.org
    I want to sell the domains but not to the oil giant. I would like the ownership of the domains to go to a responsible educational individual or organization.
    I think that this is an important tip for your organization.
    The Real South
    http://www.therealsouth.com

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