Title: Tests reveal tar sands in Lake Conway, Exxon denies
Date: April 22, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip
[...] It’s been one the hottest topics talked about around morning coffee in Mayflower, and now residents may finally have answers from an outside source on whether tar sands are indeed in their beloved lake. [...]
“Yes, there’s oil in Lake Conway and there’s oil downstream flowing into the Arkansas River,” said Scott Smith, who is president and CEO of Opflex Solutions. [...]
According to him, [Exxon] test the surface and soil samples at the bottom, but his company is focusing on the water columns in-between.
“I have found methylene chloride and barium in concentrations indicative of tar sands oil,” he added. [...]
Another neighbor showed Channel 7 pictures of the nutria he found dead in his yard over the weekend, he said it was soaked in oil.
Some remain in shock at Monday’s revelation of what could be in the peaceful body of water they call home. [...]
“In response to your recent inquiry, water sampling confirms the main body of Lake Conway remains oil-free” -Exxon Statement
Published: April 24th, 2013 at 1:49 pm ET