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Exxon Demolishes 2 Homes Near Arkansas Mayflower Oil Spill

Oct 8, 2013
(KATV)

Mayflower homes were demolished Monday so that the oil trapped underneath the foundations can be removed. So far, Exxon Mobile has purchased 5 homes in the Northwoods subdivision. North Starlite is the street most affected by the spill that sent roughly 200,000 gallons of oil into the neighborhood.

Six months after the Pegasus pipeline burst, two homes that were never clear for reentry were demolished. In a few weeks, it will be green space.

In less than 4-hours, a single back hoe tore both homes down that have been purchased by Exxon mobile. Exxon Mobil spokesperson, Aaron Stryk says soil test indicated oil got beneath the foundation of three homes. "It was determined that demolition would be an efficient and effective way to remove all of that oil from underneath the foundations."