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Pegasus Pipeline ruptures in Missouri

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RIPLEY COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - The Pegasus Pipeline has ruptured again, this time along the Arkansas-Missouri state line.

ExxonMobil and Missouri officials are cleaning up an oil spill first reported Tuesday in Ripley County, Missouri. That's 200 miles north of Mayflower, Ark., where the same pipeline burst, spilling thousands of barrels worth of oil into the North Woods subdivision.

A spokesperson from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday, "The release occurred from the installation of a guide wire for a power line pipe that was installed approximately 30 years ago....The guide wire was located almost directly on top of the pipeline and has worn down over the years."

The line, which can carry more than 90,000 gallons, has been shutdown and Exxon has not said when it will reopen.

Click here for more on this story from our ABC station in Jonesboro, KAIT.
Click here for KATV's continuing coverage on the spill in Mayflower.

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