Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to discuss oil spill investigation

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is scheduled to discuss his investigation into the oil spill in Mayflower in March of this year.

    McDaniel is expected to meet with reporters Tuesday in Little Rock to talk about his office's work related to the spill.

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.'s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower on March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil. No one was hurt, but the spill forced authorities to evacuate more than 20 homes.

    "The complexity of it is concerning to me. The idea that people have put 'for sale' signs in their yards right now, with the idea that somehow a realtor and a buyer might get through police checkpoints to go look at it is beyond what I would consider reasonable under the circumstances," McDaniel said.

    The Attorney General's Office is asking anyone with photos from the day of the spill that would help in the investigation, to email them: oilspill@arkansasag.gov

    A compensation package is in the works for residents of Mayflower. The details of which have not been disclosed. ExxonMobil has already given $300,000 to the city and Faulkner County.

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