Watch the entire THV11 special, "Mayflower: One Year Later" below:
Mayflower: One Year Later
March 29, 2014 marks one year since an ExxonMobil oil pipeline ruptured in the central Arkansas town of Mayflower, spilling more than 200,000 gallons of oil into a neighborhood and surrounding areas.
Families were forced out of their homes, some of which were later demolished; hundreds of animals died from oil exposure; lawsuits were filed; and ExxonMobil setup a temporary home in Mayflower to deal with the aftermath. But one year later ... residents in the small town continue to regain a sense of normalcy in the area, how it was before their hometown made national headlines.
(Scroll down this page to find photo galleries, extended interviews, and social media information.)
Mayflower: One Year Later
- Homeowners discuss concerns over oil spill: http://on.kthv.com/OVtZIj
- Mayflower and ExxonMobil meet one year after spill: http://on.kthv.com/Qe97wF
- After booming business, crowds dwindle one year after oil spill: http://on.kthv.com/1mvqLJs
- Fishermen return to Lake Conway after oil spill: http://on.kthv.com/1dOwhyN
- Mayflower's unsung hero: Jimmy Joe Johnson: http://on.kthv.com/1hfehlC
- Miscellaneous facts about the Mayflower Oil Spill: http://on.kthv.com/1o20yUF
Mayflower: Take a Look Back
- Original THV11 Story on Mayflower Oil Spill (March 29, 2013): http://on.kthv.com/1hgnLcC
- Raw video: First look at oil flowing through Mayflower neighborhood (March 29, 2013): http://on.kthv.com/19CBnjw
- Mayflower residents talk with THV11 a day after the spill (March 30, 2013): http://on.kthv.com/10blbP2
Mayflower: Significant Headlines
Photo Galleries of the Mayflower Oil Spill
- Mayflower Oil Spill (Photos from March 29, 2013) : http://on.kthv.com/1dpPMDh
- Cleanup of Mayflower Oil Spill (Photos from March 30, 2013): http://on.kthv.com/1iUYqJC
- Mayflower: Before and After Oil Spill Cleanup: http://on.kthv.com/1hUOFIF
- Photos of the Pipe that Ruptured: http://on.kthv.com/1gj047j
- Pictures of Oil-Covered Animals Being Cleaned: http://on.kthv.com/1lgZPN7
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel discusses the impact of the oil spill, the current lawsuits against ExxonMobil, whether Exxon will settle, and the future of the Pegasus Pipeline:
Arkansas' Attorney General, Dustin McDaniel, discusses the aftermath of the 2013 ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower and the lawsuits that were filed as a result of it.
Teresa Marks, Director of Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, discusses the environmental testing that has taken place in Mayflower since the oil spill:
*To view the ADEQ testing results, visit this website: http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/hazwaste/mayflower_oil_spill_2013/default.htm
Teresa Marks, Director for the Arkansas Dept. of Environmental Quality, discusses testing that has taken place in Mayflower since the ExxonMobil oil spill in March 2013.
Dr. William Mason with the Arkansas Department of Health talks about whether there are current health concerns a year after the Mayflower Oil Spill, what the Dept.'s biggest concern is, and what the biggest lesson learned is:
Dr. William Mason with the Arkansas Department of Health talks about whether there are current health concerns a year after the Mayflower Oil Spill, what the Dept.'s biggest concern is, and what the biggest lesson learned is.
Mayflower Oil Spill on Social Media
FACEBOOK: Two days after the oil spill, the facebook page "Mayflower Arkansas Oil Spill" was created, gathering thousands of people who were interested in information on the oil spill: https://www.facebook.com/MayflowerArkansasOilSpill
TWITTER: Within hours of the oil spill on March 29, 2013, twitter was filled with tweets about the event. #AROilSpill quickly became the go-to hashtag for updates about the oil spill: