Mayflower Oil Spill
9:14 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Pegasus Pipeline Pre-Spill Documents Made Public

More documents related to ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline are now public. Arkansas's Second District Congressman Tim Griffin released inspection reports on the pipeline obtained from the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Two of the documents date from 2010 and one was compiled just weeks before the pipeline break which spilled an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower.

The inspection reports show there were numerous defects found and repaired along the pipeline.

Meanwhile, an ExxonMobil executive tells the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that it is unclear at this point whether the Pegasus Pipeline will ever resume operations.

Griffin and several other central Arkansas officials have sought documents relating to the pipeline over concerns that oil could potentially spill into the Lake Maumelle Watershed, a source of drinking water for 400,000 Arkansans.