DAILY NEWS Apr 3, 2014 7:55 AM - 0 comments

Texas crews working to clean up Galveston oil spill

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By: HazMat Staff

Clean-up crews are still working to contain the nearly 170,000 gallons of marine fuel oil spilled in Galveston Bay, Texas, after a ship collision in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22, 2014.

Texas City Emergency Management announced that the dike and all parks on the water will be closed until further notice. 

The timing of the spill has extra significance, as it occurred during the peak of bird migration season.

Booms are out on the water, while rakes, shovels and buckets are being used to remove oil washed ashore on the beach that lines the Matagorda Island State Park.

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