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Exxon officials still struggle to answer questions, clean-up efforts continue

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MAYFLOWER (KATV) - More than a week after the state's largest oil spill, Officials still don't know what caused the Pegasus pipeline to burst.

Clean-up efforts continue in the mayflower neighborhood affected. But there are still many important questions going unanswered.

It has been eight days today since this pipeline burst spewing over 10,000 barrels of oil into backyards and streets.

Saturday officials told Channel 7 most properties have been cleaned up. Which means progress is being made.

But there is one thing residents say local and Exxon officials need to work on and that is answering basic questions like how did this happen? How much damage will they cover? And the most important question: When can the remaining residents go back home?

The most common response people received was that they simply did not know.

"Give us a day on that, this is it's kind of the last segment of a drag race where this is where all the acceleration is," said Allen Dodson, Faulkner County Judge. "And we don't know where the needle is going to hit tomorrow."

The U.S. Department of Transportation is conducting the investigation to find out what caused this pipeline to burst.