Above, one of the large collection of images presented by the EPA’s On-Scene Coordinator of the extent of the oil contamination from the Mayflower, Arkansas pipeline leak.
Below, clandestine video of Exxon’s use of paper towels, literally, on oil polluted wetlands, a result of the Mayflower spill.
ADDING 4/9: Wow! Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the paper towel details. What I thought was a little signpost blog entry turned into a gateway to a day of reading about hydrophobic oleofilic sorbents. I hope to have a follow-up post finished for tomorrow.