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VIDEO - Shattered by Oil: Exxon Arkansas Spill and the People Left Behind, Part 1

'It's too late for anything to happen. It's too late for us. We want them to get this mess cleaned up and get it cleaned up right.'

Nov 25, 2013

Sign marking ExxonMobil's Pegasus oil pipeline in Mayflower, Ark. When the line burst on March 29, few if any residents knew the pipeline was buried under their lawns. Credit: InsideClimate News and This American Land

On March 29, 2013, an ExxonMobil oil pipeline that runs under a tiny residential neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark. split open and spilled 210,000 gallons of Canadian dilbit across backyards and streets and in waterways.

InsideClimate News spent months reporting the spill on the ground. In Part 1 of "Shattered by Oil"—an ICN co-production with This American Land—Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth McGowan returns to Mayflower, Ark., to explore the fate of residents who are living with the effects of the oil disaster and trying to piece together their lives.

This video is part of a joint investigative project by InsideClimate News and the Arkansas Times. Funding for the project comes from readers who donated to an ioby.org crowdfunding campaign that raised nearly $27,000 and from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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