Karen

On-the-scene reports from Mayflower

We are continuing to make progress in the cleanup in Mayflower, Arkansas.

As we have shared with the community, we are committed to the cleanup and will be there until it is completed.

I thought you might like to see a couple of videos we produced for the community that reinforce that commitment and highlight an area of focus – protecting native wildlife. We’re working with Wildlife Response Services, LLC to clean, rehabilitate and release wildlife impacted by the spill.


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  1. Loren Wimmer says:

    Thank you for these informative videos. However, I have a dear friend that is a radio personality & she posted this link on her facebook page; http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/51473926
    To me this video seems to be a set up meant to make ExxonMobil look bad. I am hoping you can confirm this as a hoax.

    • Will Emakit says:

      The “paper towels” seen in the video are actually a highly effective oil absorbent material that will absorb the oil and not the water. These blankets, as we refer to them in the industry, are the quickest response tool because they are light weight and as you can see in the video can be taken anywhere in a hurry. These are generally used as an initial response to prevent further spreading and not as a clean up solution. Hope this helps clarify the vidoes.

    • Daniel Lilly says:

      I can personally attest to the veracity of the video. There is not one frame that is a hoax or exaggeration in any way.

  2. skutch thudpucker says:

    Nothing about the cause of the spill? Wouldn’t preventing the spill be a wee bit better for all involved? Maybe we can see some studies relating to the cause in the future.

  3. Loren Wimmer says:

    Thank you for these informative videos. However, I have a dear friend that is a radio personality & she posted this link on her facebook page; http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/51473926
    To me this video seems to be a set up meant to make ExxonMobil look bad. I am hoping you can confirm this as a hoax.

    • Will Emakit says:

      The “paper towels” seen in the video are actually a highly effective oil absorbent material that will absorb the oil and not the water. These blankets, as we refer to them in the industry, are the quickest response tool because they are light weight and as you can see in the video can be taken anywhere in a hurry. These are generally used as an initial response to prevent further spreading and not as a clean up solution. Hope this helps clarify the vidoes.

    • Daniel Lilly says:

      I can personally attest to the veracity of the video. There is not one frame that is a hoax or exaggeration in any way.

  4. skutch thudpucker says:

    Nothing about the cause of the spill? Wouldn’t preventing the spill be a wee bit better for all involved? Maybe we can see some studies relating to the cause in the future.