oil spill

Texas Water
4:14 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Here's what the Galveston Bay oil spill looks like

Crews of workers line the Galveston coast in an attempt to contain the 168,000 gallon oil spill from Saturday.
Richard Carson/Reuters/LANDOV

Responders are scrambling to contain the slimy mess left by an oil spill in Galveston Bay.

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Texas Water
8:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Oil spill threatens Galveston Bay's fishing industry

An oil tanker collided with a barge pushed by a tow boat and releasing an estimated 168,000 gallons of oil into the Galveston Bay.
NPR

Oiled birds and stranded boats have been some of the most compelling visual images of the devastation in Galveston Bay in the wake of an oil tanker collision that might have released up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.

But marine scientists and fishing industry officials worry that the spill poses longer-term dangers beneath the surface of the bay’s waters, which are among the most productive in the world and a key resource for a multibillion-dollar recreational and commercial fishing industry.

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Hunt County
5:27 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Above-ground pump station spills oil near Greenville

The pipleine runs from Cushing, Okla., to a site near Longview.
Plains All American Pipeline, LP

One north Hunt County family was evacuated in the early hours of Nov. 6 after an above-ground pumping station began spraying crude oil near their home.

County 911 dispatchers received a call about the leak at 11:39 p.m. on Nov. 5, according to Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill. A Wolfe City Fire Department crew responded to the site near Farm-to-Market Road 118, just north of the intersection with County Road 4304, Hill said.

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Hunt County
2:19 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Pipeline's pump station spills oil near Greenville

One family was evacutaed as a result of the spill.
Twitter: @MSaavedraTV

One north Hunt County family was evacuated in the early hours of Nov. 6 after an above-ground pumping station began spraying crude oil near their home.

County 911 dispatchers received a call about the leak at 11:39 p.m. on Nov. 5, according to Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill. A Wolfe City Fire Department crew responded to the site near Farm-to-Market Road 118, just north of the intersection with County Road 4304, Hill said.

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