Mayflower Oil Spill

    Mayflower Oil Spill Stories

    Mayflower residents hold town hall meeting

    6:54 PM, Jan 23, 2014

    Residents in Mayflower are holding a town hall today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss how to better communicate with local and state authorities.

    Residents' Photos: Mayflower Oil in Ice

    4:06 PM, Jan 23, 2014

    Nearly 10 months after an ExxonMobil oil spill happened in Mayflower, Arkansas, resident Genieve Long took photos of, what appears to be, oil frozen in ice. (Photos: Genieve Long, Mayflower Resident.)

    ExxonMobil cited for 9 violations adding up to $2.6M in damages

    10:40 PM, Nov 6, 2013

    ExxonMobil is officially facing civil penalties now. They're cited for nine violations, adding up to $2.6 million in damages after a pipeline ruptured in Mayflower earlier in the year.

    Motion to lift stay in Ark. oil spill suit gets OK

    11:30 AM, Oct 21, 2013

    A judge has granted federal prosecutors' request to end a delay in a lawsuit over the ExxonMobil oil spill in central Arkansas.

    Stay granted in case over Exxon pipeline spill

    9:04 PM, Oct 10, 2013

    A judge has granted federal prosecutor's request to stay proceedings in a lawsuit over the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower earlier this year.

    Sediment data released for Mayflower oil spill

    10:08 PM, Oct 9, 2013

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) have conducted preliminary reviews of soil and sediment samples pulled by ExxonMobil in and around Lake Conway and the Northwoods subdivision in Mayflower as part of ongoing remediation efforts following a March 29, 2013 oil spill.

    Feds seek stay in lawsuit over Arkansas oil spill

    4:56 PM, Oct 9, 2013

    Federal prosecutors in Arkansas are asking a judge to stay proceedings in their lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. because of the federal government shutdown.

    Exxon demolishes two homes near Mayflower Pipeline

    6:43 PM, Oct 7, 2013

    After purchasing several of the homes most affected by the Mayflower Pipeline rupture, Exxon demolished two of the structures on Monday.

    2 homes affected by Mayflower oil spill being torn down

    9:25 AM, Oct 7, 2013

    Two homes that were affected by the July 29 are being torn down Monday.

    Mayflower mayor 'pleased with' oil spill progress

    12:28 PM, Sep 27, 2013

    Six months after the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower, the city's mayor is commenting on what cleanup has been like and how her city is recovering.

    Water company threatening to sue ExxonMobil

    5:24 PM, Sep 20, 2013

    The company supplying drinking water for about 4,000 Arkansans has notified ExxonMobil that it is prepared to take legal action if necessary.

    Ark. asks that Mayflower pipeline lawsuit stays alive

    4:33 AM, Sep 10, 2013

    Arkansas' attorney general has filed papers in federal court saying a lawsuit against the operator a pipeline that soiled the town of Mayflower should be allowed to proceed.

    Health assessments available to Mayflower community

    4:04 PM, Sep 3, 2013

    The Arkansas Department of Health is offering voluntary health assessments to residents of the Mayflower community who continue to have health concerns they believe may be related to the oil spill in Mayflower on March 29, 2013.

    Trial date proposed for Ark. oil spill lawsuit

    5:51 AM, Aug 30, 2013

    A trial date has been proposed for a federal lawsuit about a central Arkansas oil spill.

    State health officials to assess health of Mayflower oil spill victims

    10:10 AM, Aug 29, 2013

    Gov. Mike Beebe announced today that the Arkansas Department of Health, working with UAMS, will provide health assessments for Mayflower residents who have health concerns believed to be related to the oil spill of March 29.

    ExxonMobil official: Ark. pipe could be retired

    2:58 PM, Aug 15, 2013

    A vice president at ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. says it's possible that a 65-year-old pipe that leaked oil into a Mayflower neighborhood could be taken out of service.

    Exxon to cut temp housing aid for some evacuees in Mayflower

    9:41 PM, Aug 13, 2013

    Nearly five months after an Exxon Mobil oil spill in a Mayflower neighborhood, the vast majority of homeowners there have yet to return home.

    Mayflower residents keeping lawsuit alive

    2:19 PM, Aug 5, 2013

    Mayflower residents pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. and a subsidiary want a federal court to let the lawsuit continue.

    Report shows problems with Exxon pipeline

    10:01 PM, Aug 1, 2013

    A newly released study on the ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured in Faulkner County says the pipeline industry knew about manufacturing defects for decades.

    Feds wrap initial review of Ark. oil spill report

    11:06 AM, Aug 1, 2013

    A federal agency has completed its initial review of a report about an oil pipeline that ruptured in central Arkansas this year.

    U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin rejects ExxonMobil, PHMSA timeline for answers

    4:45 AM, Aug 1, 2013

    Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after speaking with officials from ExxonMobil and contacting President Obama's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

    Mayflower: 4 months after the spill

    6:07 PM, Jul 29, 2013

    Oil pouring from the Pegasus Pipeline four months ago, still creates frustration for Mayflower residents. Some residents THV spoke with on Monday said they are not only frustrated and angry at ExxonMobil, but sick.

    ExxonMobil won't halt housing aid in Arkansas

    8:40 PM, Jul 26, 2013

    ExxonMobil says it won't cut off temporary housing aid for people affected by an oil spill in central Arkansas this year.

    Senators propose tax relief after oil spill

    5:19 PM, Jul 24, 2013

    US Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced legislation to exempt Arkansans who receive compensation from ExxonMobil for the Mayflower pipeline spill are not taxed by the federal government.

    Griffin introduces tax relief bill for Mayflower oil spill victims

    5:11 PM, Jul 22, 2013

    U.S. Congressman Tim Griffin introduced the Mayflower Oil Spill Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2724) in Washington.

    Mayflower residents respond to Exxon's take on report

    8:33 PM, Jul 11, 2013

    A day after Exxon cited an independent study claiming manufacturer defects caused the rupture of the Pegasus Pipeline Mayflower residents responded.

    Exxon: Cause of pipeline failure 'manufacturing defects'

    11:31 PM, Jul 10, 2013

    ExxonMobil has released information regarding what led to an oil spill in a Mayflower, Arkansas neighborhood on March 29.

    Metallurgical report submitted to feds,no details released

    12:33 PM, Jul 10, 2013

    A report has been submitted to federal regulators on a pipeline rupture that dumped an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a Mayflower neighborhood but the contents of the report are being kept under wraps.

    Official U.S. complaint filed against ExxonMobil, Exxon's response

    6:19 PM, Jun 13, 2013

    The United States and Arkansas filed a joint complaint against ExxonMobil for the Pegasus Pipeline oil spill that occurred March 29 in Mayflower. Below is the release from the Dept. of Justice and the official court complaint filed against the company.

    Mayflower residents react to new lawsuit

    6:04 PM, Jun 13, 2013

    Mayflower has shown some obvious signs of improvement after the oil spill three months ago.