Oil industry’s best: paper towels

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Oil in creek approx, 0.25 miles east of I-40, west of cove. 3/31/2013
Oil in creek approx, 0.25 miles east of I-40, west of cove. 3/31/2013
U.S. EPA On-Scene Coordinator

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.

Oil industry's best: paper towels

Updated