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sounds like this town just got their streets re-sealcoayed for free. Throw down some pea gravel and bring in a roller and they all get repaved whether they need it or not. Not to mention if this town had a municipal sewer it is going to be replaced by Exxon at no cost to them. Heck this could be the best thing that ever happened to the town long run. The place will smell pretty oily for a few weeks, and any grass affected will be killed off for a few years. In a year no one will remember it even happened, and it'll be cleaner than it was before the spill. Look at how messed up the gulf still is right....turns out nature knows how to deal with oil.
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All better than before the spill! That pesky sea life was spoiling the ocean views.
Mayflower's water system, when I lived there, was so bad they went on "boil order" a couple times a month. I never drank the water, drove to Hot Springs and filled up jugs with spring water. So, they really could use a new system, unless they got one already. That said, this is not funny, and in no way will improve that little town.
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Keeping with the topic of Paper Towels used for oil clean ups...
When I first saw this 3 years ago, I just shook my head in disbelief.
BP hired workers to clean oil off of marsh grass using paper towels. Here's the CNN video showing it: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/06/01/ac.tuchman.gu...
62,000 barrels per day, the sea-floor oil gusher flowed unabated for three months (87 days). According to the satellite images, the spill directly impacted 68,000 square miles (180,000 km2) of ocean which is comparable to the size of Oklahoma. Estimates of the residual ranged from a 2010 NOAA report that claimed about half of the oil remained below the surface to independent estimates of up to 75%.
This is about 8 miles from me, and on a previously pretty lake..
I live in NLR. I heard about this on facebook. Where do you live? I don't notice people from Ar on the DP very often.
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I read something that said only Federal officials are allowed to maintain and inspect these pipelines. While I'm sure Exxon has some fault in this situation, it sounds like another failure of government involvement in private business. If the government wasn't propping them up, property owners could sue the hell out of Exxon for property damages.
"Residents of Mayflower, Arkansas are shocked, frustrated and discouraged after an ExxonMobil oil pipeline - which many were unaware existed - burst, devastating the small town by flooding its streets with thousands of barrels of Canadian crude...."
" My neighbor directly behind me was forced to leave Friday afternoon, and was only allowed to come back to his home for 20 minutes to pack enough belongings for the next week...."
"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!
I wonder which Rockefeller "environmentalist" front sabotaged that pipeline.
..but this one has been hilarious!
coupled with a nuclear disaster.
You may not have heard about either of these events as they are both old news.
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