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Sierra Club says tests show oil in Lake Conway following spill

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The Sierra Club says tests show there's oil in Lake Conway following the oil spill in Mayflower.

The spill was the result of a break in the Pegasus Pipeline, which runs through a Mayflower neighborhood.

Glen Hooks, Senior Campaign Representative for the club says the oil was detected in tests performed by an independent spill cleanup company, OPFLEX Solutions.   OPFLEX creates and deploys its products for oil cleanup both internationally, and in the U.S.

Hooks says preliminary findings indicate the presence of tar sands in Lake Conway, which is the substance that was being transported down the now shuttered pipeline.  

Scott Smith, owner and founder of OPFLEX Solutions says, "Preliminary results show that the tar sands are are not only in Lake Conway, but are moving beyond Lake Conway and toward the Arkansas River". 

We're trying to get a comment on the test results from Exxonmobil.  Tune in the Live at Five and Channel Seven News at Six for details.