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(E13611) Exxon Pipeline Mayflower Arkansas Oil Spill

Site Contact:
Nicolas Brescia


Site Location:
Mayflower, AR 72106
NRC#: 1042466/76

On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil Pipeline reported a release of Wabasca heavy crude oil from a 20” pipeline in Mayflower, Faulkner County, AR to the National Response Center (1042466 and 1042476). Due to elevated VOC readings and due to the amount of oil present on the ground and in the street, 22 homes were evacuated in the North Woods Subdivision. The heavy crude oil released from the damaged pipeline flowed down a residential street, into a bar ditch, into an unnamed creek, and into a tributary to a cove of Lake Conway. The RP is estimating approximately 5,000 bbl of oil have been released.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.