Residents, businesses benefit from ExxonMobil oil spill

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Posted: Jun 5, 2012 5:54 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jun 5, 2012 5:54 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Residents, businesses, benefit, ExxonMobil, oil, spill, cleanup, pointe, coupee, parish

LIVONIA- After an estimated 80,000 gallons of oil were cleaned up in Pointe Coupee Parish, residents and businesses are seeing a big benefit from ExxonMobil's cleanup effort.

"I'm well pleased with Exxon and all their employees," said Melva Williams, who lives near the spill site, "If I had another accident I would want it to be Exxon's problem so they could come back and take care of it."

Cindy Johnson at the Bayou Shack, is already planning how she'll spend her earnings. The restaurant fed hundreds for nearly three weeks during the cleanup and now will get a new boiling room and pecan shed.

"It was nice, in three weeks time, we probably made what we would in two or three months, so it was great," said Johnson.

ExxonMobil hasn't released an exact cause for the accident or a better estimate of how much oil was cleaned up.

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