Following the rupture of Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas on March 29, video has emerged of heavy Canadian crude oil flowing through the streets of suburban Little Rock.
As many as 40 homes in Mayflower, Ark., had to be evacuated, KTHV reported. “We could see oil running down the road like a river,” one resident told the station.
By Sunday, Exxon claimed it had recovered 12,000 barrels of oil and water, according to Reuters. “The freestanding oil on the street has been removed. It’s still damp with oil, it’s tacky, like it is before we do an asphalt overlay,” a local official told Reuters on Sunday.