ExxonMobil won't halt housing aid in Arkansas

MAYFLOWER (AP) - ExxonMobil says it won't cut off temporary housing aid for people affected by an oil spill in central Arkansas this year.

Company spokesman Aaron Stryk said Friday that temporary housing assistance for people whose homes were affected by the oil spill in Mayflower will not be cut off Sept. 1 as was previously reported.

Stryk says ExxonMobil will instead work with people affected by the March 29 oil spill and continue providing housing assistance on a case-by-case basis.

His comments come after ExxonMobil faced criticism for its decision to halt temporary housing aid.

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower this year, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the central Arkansas community northwest of Little Rock.

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