Two weeks ago today, Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline carrying diluted bitumen from Canada ruptured catastrophically, creating a 22-foot long gash that unleashed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil and toxic chemical diluents into the Central Arkansas town of Mayflower. Since then, the local media has faced strong intimidation from Exxon, local residents have become sick from the toxic fumes, a severe thunderstorm threatened cleanupefforts and led officials to release contaminated water into Lake Conway and the Attorney General of Arkansas has launched an investigation, as a number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents.
via Exxon pipeline rupture is 22 feet long, indicating immense pressure, possible criminal negligence

Two weeks ago today, Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline carrying diluted bitumen from Canada ruptured catastrophically, creating a 22-foot long gash that unleashed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil and toxic chemical diluents into the Central Arkansas town of Mayflower. Since then, the local media has faced strong intimidation from Exxon, local residents have become sick from the toxic fumes, a severe thunderstorm threatened cleanupefforts and led officials to release contaminated water into Lake Conway and the Attorney General of Arkansas has launched an investigation, as a number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents.

via Exxon pipeline rupture is 22 feet long, indicating immense pressure, possible criminal negligence

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    These workers should be wearing masks. Those gases remain toxic long after the smell has faded.
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    THIS IS WHY SHIT NEEDS TO BE REGULATED. BUT NOOOOO, SMALL GOVERNMENT. BUT HEY, WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT BITCH’S UTERUS...
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    It’s one thing to make a mistake, but it’s far worse to threaten those who try to cover it. That is sickkk.
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