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A month after oil spill, cleanup nears end - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 22, 2014

A month after oil spill, cleanup nears end

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:10 am

TEXAS CITY – Officials overseeing the cleanup from an oil spill that happened a month ago near the Texas City Dike expect cleanup efforts will wrap up this week.

It was March 22 when a barge carrying about a million gallons of heavy fuel oil collided with a cargo ship at a point where the Houston and Texas City ship channels intersect with the Intracoastal Waterway. More than 168,000 gallons — or 4,000 barrels — of the sticky oil spilled from the breached hull of the barge. The oil slick drifted from Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico, coming ashore along the east end of Galveston before shifting down the Texas Coast.

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