11/19/2013 10:50 am ET

This Is What Happens When A Pipeline Bursts In Your Town

Jason Thompson used to love fishing in the lake he can see from his window in Mayflower, Arkansas, but these days, when he throws a line out into the water, the lure he reels back is covered in a sour, stinking black tar, the skirt of the jig stuck uselessly together.

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