Exxon Oil Spill: EPA's Official Photos Show Full Extent Of Damage From Pegasus Pipeline In Mayflower, Ark.

on April 08 2013 10:23 AM
tk EPA

ADEQ20130329_DSC00228 Spilled oil in Arkansas neighborhood.  EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has released 111 official photos from the site of Exxon Mobil's Pegasus Pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. Part of the underground pipeline ruptured March 29, prompting emergency responders to evacuate 21 nearby homes.

ADEQ20130329_DSC00227 Oil flowed from woods into a community's street.  EPA

The EPA now estimates that between 4,000 and 7,000 barrels of oil was released. Images show that oil reached into a creek and partially into Lake Conway.

"The damaged pipeline released Wabassa Heavy crude oil into the North Woods Subdivision," according to the EPA. "Crude oil then flowed west along N. Starlite Road, into a bar ditch adjacent to a Union Pacific Railroad line, into an unnamed creek."

The EPA reported that it found 14 oiled ducks, five turtles, six snakes and one muskrat alive and recovered for treatment. It also found five dead ducks."

ADEQ20130329_DSC00234 Spilled oil covered the wooded area behind the homes.  EPA

ADEQ20130329_DSC00240 A cleanup crew works near spilled oil.  EPA

ADEQ20130329_DSC00242 Spilled oil entered creek water.  EPA

IMG-20130330-00130 Oil flowed between homes.  EPA

P3300106 The cleanup process shown underway.  EPA

P3300111 A worker operates a vacuum truck.  EPA

P3300126 Workers established a walk way on top of the oil in the street.  EPA

P3300132 Workers remove oil from drain water.  EPA

P3300160 Oil polluted the nearby creek.  EPA

P3300162 Oil is visible in the neighborhood creek.  EPA

P3310008 Oil is pumped out of the creek.  EPA


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