Over 168,000 Gallons of Oil Spills into Ecologically Sensitive Galveston Bay

March 24, 2014 by  
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A barge moving through Galveston Bay collided with another ship Saturday afternoon, spilling over 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil. The spill is particularly devastating, even though it isn’t the largest in recent memory , because Galveston Bay is a migratory bird habitat and shorebird season is fast approaching. On top of that, the type of fuel that spilled is particularly difficult to clean up. The ship was being towed when it collided with the other vessel, though there are no details at this point on how the collision occurred. Read the rest of Over 168,000 Gallons of Oil Spills into Ecologically Sensitive Galveston Bay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary , environmental destruction , environmental disaster , Galveston Bay bird sanctuary , Galveston Bay disaster , Galveston Bay ecological disaster , Galveston Bay oil disaster , Galveston Bay oil shipping , Galveston Bay oil spill , Galveston Bay shorebirds , Galveston Bay spill , Galveston Oil Spill , Galveston Spill , Galveston Texas Oil Spill , Galveston Texas spill , Migratory Bird oil spill , Migratory Bird Sanctuary , oil spill response , US Coast Guard , USCG , USCG oil spill response        

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Over 168,000 Gallons of Oil Spills into Ecologically Sensitive Galveston Bay

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