Mayflower Oil Spill One-Year Briefing

Published 03/25 2014 02:37PM

Updated 03/25 2014 06:01PM

MAYFLOWER, AR - City, county and state officials attended a briefing this afternoon at Mayflower City Hall about how things stand nearly one year after the ExxonMobil oil spill.

March 29 is the first anniversary of the pipeline rupture. 

The Emergency Response Phase under the direction of the Unified Command has been completed and the Long Term Remediation Phase has been (and continues to be) under way.

That phase is subject to the authority of the relevant state agencies, primarily the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Arkansas Department of Health, as subject matter experts having specific original jurisdiction and responsibility in their respective areas.

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