VIDEO: Exxon Arkansas oil spill footage goes viral

New footage of the Exxon Mobil oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas shows a neighbourhood flooded with oil.

The cameraman calls the smell "unbelievable" as he watches Canadian crude petroleum gurgle and slide its way down an entire street and into the drainage system.

Cleanup efforts that began Saturday continued throughout today.

Exxon spokesman Charles Engelmann did not commit to a date for excavation of the area, which is a necessary process in determining how and why the rupture occurred, the Chicago Tribune reported earlier today. As a result there is no word on when the pipeline will be fixed and restarted.

 

Photo and video credit: Sheilaalien on YoutTube via the Toronto Star