Energy & Environment

How The Coast Guard Is Managing Oil Spill Volunteers

Volunteers look for what leaked when a barge carrying fuel oil collided with a ship.

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A few weeks ago, when people heard about the oil spill off Galveston Island, hundreds starting signing up to help. For days now, volunteers have been walking the beaches looking for oil slicks, tar balls, and injured wildlife. Their reports help officials pin-point where to send clean-up crews.

StateImpact Reporter Dave Fehling spent a recent morning with volunteers as they looked for what leaked when a barge carrying fuel oil collided with a ship.

For the full story, visit StateImpact Texas.

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Volunteers with Coast Guard’s Lt. Dave Wood April 4th on Galveston Island.

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