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Cleanup ordered after oily substance spotted on beach - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 22, 2014

Unwelcome Sight Cleanup ordered after oily substance spotted on beach

Saturation at less than 2 percent, state officials say

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 12:23 am, Thu May 23, 2013.

GALVESTON — Cleanup began Monday of globs of a wet, oily substance found mostly embedded in seaweed along roughly 2 1/2 miles of Galveston beach.

A European shipping company contracted with Phoenix Pollution Control & Environmental Services for the cleanup, which is expected to be completed by today, said Jim Suydam, a spokesman for the Texas General Land Office.

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