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The aftermath of the Arkansas Exxon pipeline oil spill

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Spilled crude oil is seen in a drainage ditch near evacuated homes near Starlite Road in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013. An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying Alberta crude oil was shut off after a rupture on Friday caused an evacuation of 22 homes.

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This photo taken Sunday, March 31, 2013 shows the Northwoods subdivision in Mayflower, Ark., the site of where a pipline line ruptured near a drainage ditch, leaking oil into a stream leading into Lake Conway.

Alan English/The Log Cabin Democrat/AP

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A Mallard duck covered with thick Canadian oil sands crude from an Exxon pipeline that ruptured Friday flooding backyards and neighbourhood streets in Mayflower, a small town just north of Little Rock, Arkansas, was among dozens of birds being treated by volunteers working around the clock at a nearby animal rescue centre.

Courtesy of HAWK (Helping Arkansas Wild Kritters)

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A worker starts to clean up the oil that threatened Lake Conway after a crude oil pipeline ruptured.

Angela Spencer/The Log Cabin Democrat/AP

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Crews work to protect Lake Conway, setting out containment booms and making additional checks on locations as they also begin cleanup and check wildlife in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/The Log Cabin Democrat, Alan English)

Alan English/The Log Cabin Democrat/AP

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Emergency crews work to clean up an oil spill in front of evacuated homes in Mayflower, Arkansas. The Pegasus pipeline, which carries Alberta crude oil from Pakota, Illinois to Nederland, Texas, was shut off Friday after the problem was discovered, Exxon Mobil said in a statement.

JACOB SLATON/REUTERS

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A man removes belongings from an evacuated home in a subdivision in Mayflower, Arkansas March 30, 2013.

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In this photo taken March 30, crews working for Exxon Mobil clean up thousands of barrels of oil.

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Spilled crude oil is seen in a drainage ditch near Starlite Road in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013.

JACOB SLATON/REUTERS

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Emergency crews work to clean up oil near Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Arkansas.

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Emergency crews work to clean up an oil spill near Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013.

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Emergency crews work to clean up an oil spill near Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013.

JACOB SLATON/REUTERS

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