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Oil spill aftermath: Q&A: What happened and what’s next - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 1, 2014

Oil spill aftermath: Q&A: What happened and what’s next

Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 12:14 pm, Sun Apr 27, 2014.

On a foggy afternoon on March 22, the bulk cargo carrier Summer Wind struck a barge in and area where the Houston Ship Channel and Texas City Ship Channel intersect just north of the Texas City Dike resulting in the largest oil spill in Galveston Bay in nearly 20 years.

The spill dumped up to 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the water, which closed tourist attractions and one of the nation’s busiest ship channels.

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