Lawsuits, Alleged Safety Violations Pile Up After Ark. Pipeline Rupture

"LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas."

"Since Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled the oil in the Mayflower community about 30 miles northwest of Little Rock, there have been at least 17 lawsuits against Exxon or its subsidiaries in state or federal courts.

And on Nov. 6 the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration alleged nine 'probable' violations of safety regulations related to the spill and proposed more than $2.6 million in civil penalties."

The Associated Press had the story November 30, 2013.


"A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit Arkansas Town" (InsideClimate News)

"This Is What Happens When a Pipeline Bursts in Your Town" (New Republic)


Source: AP, 12/02/2013