02 April 2013 18:27 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked ExxonMobil on Tuesday to preserve and maintain all documents and information related to last week’s oil spill in the state as his office begins its probe into the incident.
McDaniel made the request in a letter to ExxonMobil in regard to the 29 March rupture of the Pegasus pipeline.
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Response crews are continuing cleanup operations for the affected area, where 12,000 bbl of oil and water had been recovered as of Monday, ExxonMobil said.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has categorised the incident as a major spill, and a number of federal, state and local agencies are assisting ExxonMobil with response efforts.
The cause of the spill is under investigation, the company said.
Additional reporting by Tracy Dang
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