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Arkansas pipeline spill casts shadow over Keystone XL

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/06/2013

Neela Banerjee

MAYFLOWER, Ark. — On warm spring evenings, North Starlite Drive buzzed with children. They cycled around the cul-de-sac at the end of the wide, block-long road, shot baskets in driveways and inevitably wound up on the swing set and trampoline behind the Bartletts' large brick house.
These days, there are no children. Yellow police tape stretches across the turns from the main road onto the street. All 22 families who lived there are gone.
About 2:45 p.m. on March 29, an underground ExxonMobil oil pipeline ruptured in the woods behind the cul-de-sac. An estimated 5,000 barrels — or 210,000 gallons — of oil splashed down North Starlite into a drainage ditch, snaking into a cove off Lake Conway.
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"Arkansas pipeline spill casts shadow over Keystone XL", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 24/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/arkansas-pipeline-spill-casts-shadow-over-keystone-xl