One Houston Oil Spill Cleaned

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 10:09 AM gHale


A 2,500-gallon oil spill linked to Hurricane Harvey’s strike on the Houston area has been cleaned up.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spokeswoman Liz Bowman said the agency had closely coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard, which reported the cleanup wrapped up Tuesday.

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There were no details about the spill, including whether it endangered drinking water or forced evacuations.

Magellan Midstream Partners spokesman Bruce Heine said his company reported the spill at its facility in the east Houston suburb of Galena Park on Sunday and has assisted in cleanup.

Magellan had a spill last year as one of the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company’s pipelines near Bastrop, Texas, ended up accidentally cut in July. The resulting spill led to evacuations of nearby homes. No one was hurt.



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