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12:41 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

AG To Give Update On Investigation Into Oil Spill

Credit KARK News 4

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will have an announcement Tuesday at 3 pm regarding the Mayflower Oil Spill.

His office has been conducting an extensive investigation into the rupture of a pipeline owned by ExxonMobil. 

McDaniel has said the investigation is a precursor to litigation. There’s no more specifics on what he will discuss.

More than 200,000 gallons of raw crude spilled on March 29th. Since then the oil giant has had a small army of workers cleaning up the affected areas.

On Monday, Karen Tyrone, vice-president of the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, issued a report saying “a lot of progress has been made.”

All freestanding oil has been recovered, she said, and that Lake Conway has been protected from the spill.

McDaniel, has said over the last month that oil did in fact reach Lake Conway, because it entered a cove that feeds into the recreational lake.

ExxonMobil responded to a subpoena on April 10, providing thousands of pages of documents to the Attorney General’s office as part of the investigation.