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168K gallons of oil spilled in Houston Ship Channel

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    SPILL UPDATE from the COAST GUARD:

    > As of 6 a.m., there were 43 outbound vessels and 38 inbound vessels waiting
    > Once the channel has been determined safe, a prioritization list will be established to determine the entry order of vessels
    > More than 69,000 feet of containment boom has now been deployed
    > Approximately 27 response vessels are actively working to skim and recover oil with more than 380 personnel actively on-scene and another 200 responding in the incident command post
    > As of Monday morning there have been three confirmed captured and three deceased birds
    > Air monitoring continues throughout the general area, although readings have consistently shown no reason for health concerns

    Cruise ships, ferries at a standstill as oil spill cleanup continues
    TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Cleanup work continues two days after a barge struck by a ship in the Houston Ship Channel leaked thousands of gallons of heavy, tar-like oil.
    More: http://www.khou.com/news/local/Crui...as-oil-spill-cleanup-continues-251914981.html

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