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Arkansas Attorney General: 'There Is Oil in Lake Conway'

Apr 5, 2013
(KATV)

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says while he is a supporter of the pipeline system in the United States, last week's oil spill is a sad and unfortunate situation. McDaniel says it serves as a reminder of the risks of our modern economy.

Is there oil in Lake Conway?

"I don't understand where this distinction is coming from, from the cove and Lake Conway. The cove is part of Lake Conway…The water is all part of one body of water.

"I think it's very fair to say that Lake Conway has not received catastrophic damage, but of course there is oil in Lake Conway."

The state of Arkansas is preparing for litigation. McDaniel says they have sent subpoenas and are coordinating with the Department of Environmental Equality, the EPA, and the Department of Transportation Pipeline Safety.