Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Galveston Bay Oil Spill

A barge carrying 900,000+ gallons of crude oil collided with a ship in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday March 22, 2014.

Screen cap of Google maps
One of the tanks on the barge was punctured and approximately 155,000+ gallons of oil were spilled into the Galveston Bay.

Photo: Bill Bishop/KHOU
So this is another oil spill the US can add to its rap sheet.

Photo: PO3 Manda Emery/AP
Funnily, yesterday was the 25th "anniversary" of the Exxon Valdex Oil Spill that happened in Alaska in 1989.

Make sure you try to keep up with the news to follow up on this current spill and if you are in the area I ask that you do what you can to help clean the spill as quickly as possible.

Weather.com Galveston Bay Oil Spill: Wildlife Damage Expected to Get 'Much Worse'; 100 Ships, Barges At Standstill

National Geographic News; Galveston Oil Spill Threatening Crucial Bird Refuge

npr.org Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

Texastribune.org Galveston Bay Spill Will Take Economic, Ecological Toll

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