ExxonMobil to pay over $5 million for Mayflower oil spill

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 22, 2015 8:39 AM

(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has agreed to pay more than $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 crude oil spill from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

The consent decree calls for Exxon to pay $4.19 million in civil penalties, $600,000 to fund an environmental project, and $280,000 to cover Arkansas' litigation costs, the Justice Department said.

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(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York)