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Galveston Bay Oil Spill: One Year Later

Posted on · Monday marks the one year anniversary of when a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak, spilling about 170-thousand gallons of fuel oil into the Gulf of Mexico and onto nearby beaches. Hundreds of birds were covered in oil, many of which died as a result. We’ll look back at last […]

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Ship Channel Collisions: Monday’s Show (March 23, 2015)

Posted on · A year ago Monday (3/23), a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Up to 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil spilled into the bay, and the Houston Ship Channel was closed for a few days between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Fast forward to two weeks ago – a foggy morning in […]