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Pitt Gorilla 04-03-2013 10:19 PM

Arkansas Oil Spill?
I just heard about this from some family in Arkansas. I haven't heard/read anything about it in the news.

BigMeatballDave 04-03-2013 10:24 PM

Very small as far as spills goes.

NewChief 04-03-2013 10:26 PM

Right in the back hard of my hometown. I'm sure it's small, but it's a mess.

RedDread 04-03-2013 10:28 PM

Pitt Gorilla 04-03-2013 10:30 PM

My SIL sent me a link with some photos. They have friends in the area.

NewChief 04-03-2013 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by RedDread (Post 9555386)

That mother****er Jason Rapert is a Koch Bros backed disgrace. He's like a real life version of the movie The Campaign.

KILLER_CLOWN 04-03-2013 10:54 PM

Frazod 04-03-2013 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9555425)

That's nasty.

NewChief 04-03-2013 11:00 PM

But yes: the story of how this has been treated as a non story is becoming a story. Especially because signs are pointing to an intentional hush job as airspace over spill us restricted and media access has been limited.

Frazod 04-03-2013 11:02 PM

I did hear about this on the local Chicago news radio station this morning, BTW.

NewChief 04-04-2013 05:52 AM
Media Faces Barriers Covering Arkansas Oil Spill

KARK News Director Austin Kellerman

Television station KARK had taken aerial footage of the site a few days after the spill. News Director Austin Kellerman says he feels fortunate to have that video, but says he feels the FAA restrictions will hurt the ability of the news media to follow up and compare.

"I know there's no time set on when that no fly zone restriction would be lifted and that concerns me because we then don't know when we'll be able to follow up," says Kellerman.

Meanwhile, the FAA spokesperson noted the air space needs to be free so aircraft flying in to respond to the disaster can do so.

Dead Vegetation in Lake Conway
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Dead Vegetation in Lake Conway

On Wednesday morning, the news media – including KUAR News – had been told they would be allowed to follow Attorney General Dustin McDaniel as he toured the oil spill site, but less than 90 seconds into the tour the media was told to leave by Exxon and local authorities.

KARK News Director Kellerman says this brings up some other concerns.

"I guess what concerns me is, 'Who's in charge, and does Exxon have the ability to tell people where they can go?' Whether it's a homeowner, whether it's the media, my understanding is that Exxon can't tell anyone where to go," says Kellerman.

bevischief 04-05-2013 10:47 AM

I have been reading about since the day it happened. But not in main stream news.

WhawhaWhat 04-05-2013 07:16 PM

Exxon has made sure the government keeps the media away so they can stick with their "Nothing to see here, please move along" stance.

WhawhaWhat 04-05-2013 07:58 PM

Reporters Say Exxon Is Impeding Spill Coverage in Arkansas.


Reporters covering the oil spill from ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, are reporting that they've been blocked from the site and threatened with arrest.

tiptap 04-06-2013 06:44 AM

The nice thing about pushing this solid through pipes; yes tar sand is a solid, you have to add a solvent to help hold it in suspension. The first choice is BENZENE and then move out from there to other Aromatic Organic compounds. So benzene is very carcinogenic and moves easily through one skin and the blood/brain barrier. Toluene, Phenol or other Aromatic compounds have similar properties. But of course they compounds tend to be highly volatile. They quickly vacate the tar sand itself leaving a tacky substance. In order to push this stuff through the pipes you have to use higher pressure differences than with liquids or gases. So more chance of ruptures.

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