tar balls

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.

03/24/2014

Tarball Reports Changed

Texas officials are changing how they announce results of tests to determine whether tar balls washing up along the coast are from the BP oil spill.

07/10/2010

Tar Balls On Texas Beaches

Galveston officials are assuring tourists the waters are safe even after tar balls have come ashore on beaches. Coast Guard Captain Marcus Woodring says the beaches are clean.  He says the waters have been a […]

07/06/2010