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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:50 AM

EPA.."Major oil spill' in the Canadian pipeline

An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptured near the town of Mayflower in the US state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil, the company said.

Exxon shut the 50-centimetre Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon.

Exxon, which was hit with a $1.7m fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill in the Yellowstone River, said a few thousand barrels of oil had been observed.

Local media reported the spill occurred in a subdivision, and Mayflower police said the oil had not reached the nearby Lake Conway.

Federal, state and local officials were on site and the company said it was staging a response for a spill of more than 10,000 barrels "to be conservative."


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/03/201333142826356825.html


At 6,700-acres, Lake Conway is the largest man-made game and fish commission lake in the United States. Construction of the lake began in 1948, with its waters coming from the runoff of Stone Dam Creek, Gold Creek, Palarm Creek, Little Cypress Creek and Panther Creek. Its average depth is six feet, with a maximum depth of 18 feet. The lake is approximately eight miles long with 52 miles of shoreline.

Fishing: Known as an excellent fishing lake, Conway is stocked with bass, catfish, bream and crappie. Several free public launch areas are maintained by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; boat rentals are available at several commercial docks on the lake. Adams', Brannon's, Bream's Nest, Gold Creek, Highway, Lawrence, Martin's Northshore, Palarm Creek, Paradise, Pierce Creek and Sevier's are the landings with boat ramps. Old creek channels that can be found on all sides of the lake are some of the best places to bass fish. Lake Conway is home to the Crappie Master’s State Tournament in the spring.







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Reply EPA.."Major oil spill' in the Canadian pipeline (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2013 OP
Berlum Mar 2013 #1
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2013 #2
Kolesar Mar 2013 #3
AAO Mar 2013 #11
Sancho Mar 2013 #15
jsr Mar 2013 #4
malaise Mar 2013 #5
KG Mar 2013 #6
Conium Mar 2013 #9
Blanks Mar 2013 #21
polly7 Mar 2013 #7
Conium Mar 2013 #8
xchrom Mar 2013 #10
spanone Mar 2013 #12
99Forever Mar 2013 #14
Whisp Mar 2013 #20
jambo101 Mar 2013 #13
northoftheborder Mar 2013 #16
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2013 #17
Hubert Flottz Mar 2013 #18
Chipper Chat Mar 2013 #19
redqueen Mar 2013 #22
Oilwellian Mar 2013 #23

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:59 AM

1. "Move along. Nothing to see here." - Oilsters, Inc.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:03 AM

2. Well I feel better now

after fishing at the near by lake in my youth. Black Bass will now have a second meaning.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:30 AM

3. Pics and links from KARK 4 News, your Arkansas news leader:

KARK 4 News:


... the line can transport 96,000 barrels of oil a day. In most cases, the oil comes from Western Canada. The line's capacity was dramatically increased from 30,000 barrels a day in 2009.

The pipeline reportedly carries tar sands oil, according to the same Bloomberg report sourced above. The Sierra Club, an environmental action group, calls tar sands the "dirtiest oil on earth."

ExxonMobil says the pipeline has leak detection technology. According to the company, the technology helped the pipeline operate in a "safe and environmentally responsible manner."

http://arkansasmatters.com/images/Multi_Media/arkansasmatters/nxd_media/img/jpg/2013_03/911d7a63-c58b-6ef4-355d-e993569fd9fe/

http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=649812

Click here to read the official statement on the rupture from ExxonMobil.
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/news_ak.aspx
...“We regret that this incident has occurred and apologize for any disruption and inconvenience that it has caused,” said Karen Tyrone, southern operations manager of ExxonMobil Pipeline Company. “Our focus is on protecting health, safety and the environment. We will be here until the cleanup is complete.”
...

Exxon did not address the criticism that they are an abomination to the natural world.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:43 AM

11. Inconvenience?

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:57 AM

15. leak detection occurs when oil runs under your front door!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:00 AM

4. Sensible people know it's a small price to pay

Besides, we all know Exxon is a great corporate person.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:10 AM

5. Oops!

Rec

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:13 AM

6. but, but, just think of all the jobs keystone XL will create!

can't wait for the prez to sign off on that!

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Response to KG (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:26 AM

9. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Think of all the jobs the clean-up will create! (not just Canadian jobs either!)

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Response to KG (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:19 AM

21. Yes, and Arkansas representative Tim Griffin campaigned...

Strongly on the jobs that will be created by the Keystone XL pipeline.

I don't expect that this will hurt him though - what I do expect is a lot of local advertising by Exxon in the coming months.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:17 AM

7. Horrible.

I'm so sorry.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:24 AM

8. 10,000 barrels

10 thousand barrels of oil can contaminate 10 billion barrels of water.

[link:http://www.onedrop.org/en/UnderstandTheWaterCrisis/water-crisis.aspx|

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:36 AM

10. Who could foresee!!?? Who could've guessed!?!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:45 AM

12. of course this could never, ever possibly happen to the keystone pipeline, never, ever.

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Response to spanone (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:53 AM

14. ^^This^^

I mean our Wonderful Corporate Masters only want to build it over the largest aquifer (the Ogallala) on the planet, that provides 100% of the water to millions. What possibly go wrong?

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Response to spanone (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:56 AM

20. because the best SoS of all time and all known and unknown universes

really really wanted/wants that pipeline.
for her pockets and her friend's pockets.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:51 AM

13. Why is this a Canadian pipeline?

When the story is reporting Exxon ownership of the pipeline and the incident occurring in Arkansas in a pipeline that runs from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast,

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:41 AM

16. This is not the Keystone pipeline, hasn't been built yet, although work begun.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:50 AM

17. Its Canadian Oil

not US oil..... OK its from the country of Exxon who got it from Canada.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:52 AM

18. Oil's well that ends well.

I guess we didn't need fish or water anyway?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:53 AM

19. Republicans will call upon Sarah Palin

to fly down to Arkansas and do PR for the oil companies. Because everyone listens to Sarah Palin dontcha know.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:22 AM

22. K&R


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:55 AM

23. If it reaches Lake Conway

It will give new meaning to "Crappie fishing."

It's ironic these oil sludge pipelines go through the heart of Republican country. The very party whose campaign slogan was "Drill Here! Drill NOW!" in 2008. How many backyard spills will it take before they change their slogan?

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