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22-Foot Gash in Pegasus Pipeline Puts Gaping Hole in Safety Claims


Heavy rains move into Mayflower, Arkansas as cleanup of ExxonMobil pipeline proves ever more difficult

Dustin McDaniel, the Arkansas Attorney General announced on Wednesday evening that a "22 foot long and 2 inch wide" gash along the Pegasus pipeline allowed crude oil to flood the town of Mayflower with thousands of gallons of tar sands oil on March 29.

"The pipeline rupture is substantially larger than many of us initially thought," McDaniel said at the press conference.

Though he said the state does not yet have an official estimate of how much oil may have leaked through the hole, the Associate...