Crude oil spill in Tabbs Bay spread to Bayland Marina in Baytown, officials say
HOUSTON – Oil spilled in Tabbs Bay near Baytown earlier this month has spread to Bayland Marina as the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies continue to try and clean up the spill, officials said Tuesday. Officials said the Bayland Marina is a natural collection point for the bay, which means currents carry debris and oil residue to that location. Coast Guard officials were alert by the Texas General Land Office about the amount of emulsified oil. Officials said an oil spill response team along with other agencies are at the scene cleaning it up. READ: Nearly 840 gallons of ‘oily water’ collected from Tabbs Bay after crude oil spill over the weekendCoast Guard officials said an estimated 630 gallons of oil were spilled from an out-of-service wellhead on Feb. 3, which impacted a mile of the shoreline.
BP oil spill four years later
BP oil spill four years later The after effects of the BP oil spill four years ago this month are evident along the coastal wetlands south of Louisiana. A report released by a leading environmental organization indicates wildlife and the estuary itself are still struggling.cbsnews.com