It's been two months since part of an oil pipeline sprung a leak in the small town of Mayflower, Ark. Reports of nausea followed shortly after people began reporting fumes in the air. Black gunk oozed into streets and bubbled up in yards.
The company that owns the pipeline, Exxon, swept in on the scene with crews to clean up the mess and doctors to assess the sick. And if you look at before and after pictures of the city, you'd think that everything is back to normal. But is it?
We check in with Michael Hibblen, who has been covering the cleanup for local public radio station KUAR. We also talk with Minnesota State Fire Marshall Jerry Rosendahl to get an update on our state's safety. Rosendahl is in charge of the approximately 73,000 miles of pipeline that runs through the state.