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Exxon asked to pay $1.8M for Arkansas oil spill damage


August 10, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.

The state Game and Fish Commission proposed the settlement Tuesday, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported . The funds would pay for wildlife restoration and compensate the government for damage caused when the 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower near Lake Conway.

The letter also asks the oil giant to fund the state's purchase of about 80 acres of land near the lake to facilitate monitoring and management of the property...

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