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Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit

Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill lawsuits are now available for homeowners who have been adversely affected by the Pegasus pipeline rupture which has caused the evacuation of at least two dozen homes. This incident has damaged private property and Arkansas’s natural resources, and local residents have been forced from their homes as a result of the spill. Displaced homeowners are currently seeking claims for their losses.

Free Case Evaluation: If you have been the victim of the Exxon Mayflower oil spill, you should contact our law firm immediately. We are currently investigating the potential in filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners who have been adversely affected by this disaster. Your contact information and what we discuss is completely confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.

What’s the Problem?

On March 30, 2013, the 60-year-old Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Canada to Texas, suffered a 3-inch gash which caused at least 84,000 gallons of oil to soak neighborhoods in Mayflower, AR. To date, at least 24 homes on Starlite Road and Shade Tree Lane have been evacuated, and it is still unclear as to when residents will be able to return home.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has requested that Exxon make all documents pertaining to the Pegasus pipeline available to him as soon as possible.
“This incident has damaged private property and Arkansas’s natural resources. Homeowners have been forced from their homes as a result of this spill,” McDaniel said. “Requesting that Exxon secure these documents and data is the first step in determining what happened and preserving evidence for any future litigation.”

An excavation and removal plan for the damaged portion of the Pegasus pipeline is currently being developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and ExxonMobil has been sent a corrective action order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). A total of 13 vacuum trucks and 46 storage tanks are cleaning up and temporarily storing the leaked oil. Residual oil is being cleaned up with pressure washers, absorbent pads, and removal of contaminated soil and vegetation. About 570 workers of various jurisdictions are working on the cleanup effort in addition to federal, state and local responders.

A total of 16 oiled ducks, 7 turtles, 9 reptiles, one beaver, and one muskrat have been recovered by the U.S. Environmental Services for treatment. Seven ducks have been found dead. To date, approximately 140 claims have been filed on behalf of Mayflower, Arkansas residents affected by the spill. ExxonMobil has stated that it is paying for the cleanup in its entirety.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill as a major spill. This categorization reflects a quantity greater than 250 barrels. Experts estimate that several thousand barrels of oil were observed in the area. The cause of the spill is still under investigation.

Do I Have a Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit?

The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Free Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit Evaluation: If you have been the victim of the Exxon Mayflower oil spill, you should contact our law firm immediately. We are currently investigating the potential in filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners who have been adversely affected by this disaster. Your contact information and what we discuss is completely confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.

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