On March 29, 2013, an ExxonMobil oil pipeline that runs under a tiny residential neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark. split open and spilled 210,000 gallons of Canadian dilbit across backyards and streets and in waterways.
In Part 1 of Shattered by Oil—an ICN co-production with This American Land—Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Elizabeth McGowan visits Mayflower, Ark., to explore the fate of residents who are living with the effects of the oil disaster and trying to piece together their lives.
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