by Max Brantley
A Facebook page dedicated to the spill of Canadian tar sands oil from the ExxonMobil pipeline break in Mayflower has posted several photos taken Saturday of new excavation work in the Northwood subdivision where the rupture occurred.
I've sent a query to ExxonMobil about the work.
Nothing to see here most likely. Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has assured the public that he eyeballed things and Mayflower is cleaner and nicer than it was before the break. Commenters on the Facebook page don't seem reassured, however.
UPDATE: Response from Aaron Stryk, a "communications and media advsior" for Exxon Mobil
The dig is part of ongoing soil sampling activities at the impacted area. We are working closely with ADEQ on this phase of the response and clean-up.