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Arkansas says oil pipeline gash 22 feet long

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 6:29pm
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Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel speaks in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 10, 2013, about last month's oil pipeline leak in Mayflower, Ark. McDaniel says an ExxonMobil pipeline that burst last month, leaking oil into a neighborhood at Mayflower, has a hole in it that is 22 feet long and 2 inches wide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel speaks in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 10, 2013, about last month's oil pipeline leak in Mayflower, Ark. McDaniel says an ExxonMobil pipeline that burst last month, leaking oil into a neighborhood at Mayflower, has a hole in it that is 22 feet long and 2 inches wide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says an ExxonMobil pipeline that burst last month, leaking oil into a neighborhood at Mayflower, has a hole in it that is 22 feet long and 2 inches wide.

McDaniel said his office received 12,500 pages of documents from the company regarding the spill Wednesday, shortly before a news conference.

State lawyers are reviewing ExxonMobil's documents. The attorney general had issued a subpoena last week seeking material related to the March 29 spill near Lake Conway.

No one was injured, but the spill led authorities to evacuate more than 20 homes.

Arkansas Department of Health spokesman Ed Barham says the air quality in the area has been improving since the spill.

ExxonMobil has said it was cooperating with McDaniel's investigation.

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Little Rock Daniel 04/10/13 - 07:25 pm
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22 FEET!?!?

Not inches long, but SEVEN YARDS+ LONG?!?! Touchdown McDaniel!

Diogenes
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Diogenes 04/10/13 - 07:39 pm
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I wonder

Was it caused when the yard was dressed by a bulldozer?

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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 04/10/13 - 07:53 pm
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It was only two feet in the

It was only two feet in the ground too. Was there any sort of a buffer or anything to prevent anyone from digging directly over or next to this high pressure line?

Hope it wasn't some guy with a post hole digger putting in a fence that tapped in the wrong place. This would make the ultimate ad for Arkansas One Call!

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