TV: Shock as expert says tar sands oil is flowing into Arkansas River, Lake Conway — More animals found soaked in crude (VIDEO)

Published: April 24th, 2013 at 1:49 pm ET
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Title: Tests reveal tar sands in Lake Conway, Exxon denies
Source: KATV
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

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16 comments to TV: Shock as expert says tar sands oil is flowing into Arkansas River, Lake Conway — More animals found soaked in crude (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    Exxon: "In response to your recent inquiry, water sampling confirms the main body of Lake Conway remains oil-free"

    SP: There you have it…no oil in the lake (except maybe in the small body).

    "Tis but a scratch!" Black Knight

    "You're a loonie!" King Arthur


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Hello Mayflower, YES, it IS time to put solar on your roof, get involved in citizen-owned wind power, and leave that damn crude down in the Earth where it belongs.


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  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    ExxonMobile has paid millions to buy the local cops, judges and assorted federal flunkies. They OWN the truth.

    Stop stealing the copyrighted truth from them and distributing it freely on the internet.

    The U.S. tortured and killed Julian Assange for as much under president Hillary Clinton's administration. Obey the law, peons!


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    • Sickputer

      "The U.S. tortured and killed Julian Assange for as much under president Hillary Clinton's administration."

      SP: Huh? Last I heard he was in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in the UK. And when Hillary was president? *:-)

      Sorry…the historian in me says qualify or explain your parody…the sheeple are dumb enough without agitating them more.


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      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        I am SO sorry I posted that. I am expressly prohibited from telling Earth primates any details of their future. Just ignore it. Um… maybe it won't happen.

        Julian Assange defends and protects ideas that are so important, so intrinsic to citizens rights that they incorporated into the U.S. constitution. The authors of our constitution figured that there was going to be endless efforts to corrupt the government and transfer citizen's rights to corporations. They hoped that bright guys like Julian Assange would grow up in the U.S. and carry on their work.

        Sadly, he didn't grow up here. Worse yet, the government gutted citizen's rights from the constitution and sold them to corporations.

        President Hillary Clinton? Sure – things can get that bad. She is a the worst kind of terribly vindictive psychopath. Obama threatens whistleblowers and maybe buries a few. Hillary would drag their mangled corpses through the streets with the presidential limo and order people to watch the event waving American flags.


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        • We Not They Finally

          And guess that the Supreme Five were puppets of Hillary Clinton? They ruled on "Citizens United" on orders from HER? I mean, where DO you get your information? Do you just make it up as you go along?


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          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            Um… Hillary Clinton wasn't ever president, WNTF. It was satire, not 'information'.

            As president, she wouldn't any more or less influence than any other president. No idea what kind of person she is or what her political beliefs are. All I have taken note of is that if anyone dares to defy her, they are in for a world of pain. WikiLeaks, Assange and Manning are so screwed.

            The Supreme Court? Don't they have something to do with corporate rights? No matter – I have no say in what they *think* about anything. I'm a nobody citizen – it's my job to obey them or face imprisonment or death.

            I vaguely recall the Citizens United case was something about elections and their fight with Clinton. I don't care – it's none of my business.

            The rigged American Idol-type election process and bribe-funneling political parties are some odd type of pointless ritual that I don't participate in at all.

            I respect that it's important to a lot of people and they treat it with the utmost reverence. It's not unimportant – it's only unimportant *to me*. Elect away.

            Don't worry. I'm not one of those people that whine about not electing whomever. I still take total responsibility for every last politician they elect and whatever harm those politicians eventually cause.


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  • Cisco Cisco

    "In response to your recent inquiry, water sampling confirms the main body of Lake Conway remains oil-free” -Exxon Statement

    Weasel words…technically and legally correct, but disingenuous.
    Pity those poor folks around the lake, their property values and health are in a nose dive now.

    When the XL pipeline leaks and the Ogallala Aquifer is contaminated (just a small body of the aquifer), we'll see how that works out when 30% of the US's wheat and corn crops start to collapse.

    And, the Arkansas's congressman who represents Mayflower is okay with XL, and all big oil has to offer for his reelection $$$$.


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    "…barium is a heavy metal, and its water-soluble compounds are often highly toxic…"

    "About 80% of the world's barium sulfate production, mostly purified mineral, is consumed as a component of oil well drilling fluid. It increases the density of the fluid."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barium_sulfate

    It's also mixed with the chemtrail soup we're sprayed with daily, but that's for another forum.


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  • irhologram

    It's hard to believe this is only the eight anniveary of utube, where 4 billion hours of video are watched every month…the source of an alternative information explosion. http://www.parade.com/7803/viannguyen/youtubes-8th-anniversary-watch-the-sites-greatest-hits/
    While CISPA may seem like a relatively small infringement…data mining for dollars…you know the "sifting of your personal profile won't stop there…not that they're not doing that already, but all stops are out once its legal.
    Last week, a majority of representatives in the House voted in favor of CISPA, and therefore in favor of allowing companies to share your personal data with other firms, the US government, and the NSA–all without a warrant and with legal impunity.
    But now the fight moves to the Senate, where we have some of our staunchest allies and where we won this fight last year. This WILL KEEP COMING UP if we don't show strong opposition.
    The Obama administration once again heard our voices and threatened to veto CISPA if thhttp://act.demandprogress.org/letter/CISPA_senate_2013/?akid=2133.1600934.CrB4AZ&rd=1&t=3e legislation did not more "carefully safeguard privacy and civil liberties."( FOLKS…where have we heard that before? Oh, yeah…The Patriot Act…NDAA)
    CISPA's corporate backers–IBM, Intel, Verizon, and AT&T–are spending millions lobbying in support of the bill precisely because it empowers them to share your private data with government agencies and the military.


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      "…This WILL KEEP COMING UP if we don't show strong opposition…"

      I don't get it, IR. The government wants to spy on you more easily and corporations want to help them. Politicians ARE the government.

      Why would any of them really care that you might not like it? The Patriot Act and NDAA stripped far more of your civil liberties away than CISPA ever will. CISPA is about corporations avoiding lawsuits for supporting the government. Your loss of privacy and civil liberties are a relatively insignificant side-effect (to them, of course).

      I agree wholeheartedly with you that CISPA is unhealthy for your civil liberties and could be yet another nail in their coffin. I'm just nudging you in the ribs a little and pointing out: The coffin lid is already quite securely nailed. The funeral is over. The stupid bag-pipe guys have left and the grave-diggers have the coffin half-way in the hole.

      It's kind of late to demand nutritious food, plenty of water and daily exercise to keep your civil liberties healthy.


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  • irhologram

    Oops. Here's the link: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/CISPA_senate_2013/?akid=2133.1600934.CrB4AZ&rd=1&t=3
    Do you know what makes a curser jump back to the middle of a proceeding sentence or how I can fix that in my iPad?


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  • There is no insentive for Exxon to find oil in the lake as that would mean more money in a clean up effort. They will deny and deny. The people will have to drag them to court and Exxon would just as soon pay a million on lawyers that they have on staff anyways then millions on cleaning the lake. This Tar sands oil from Alberta cannot be properly cleaned. It will remain suspended in the water and eventually sink. They want to ship it west across BC Canada, my home and I'm against it. You Americans better fight the good fight. Clean water is priceless.
    Doubt Mayflower garners much economic benefit from tarsand oil being shipped through their community except payola to government officials.


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