BAYPORT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Health officials in Texas are advising people not to fish or eat seafood from parts of some Houston-area bays as cleanup continues following last week’s tanker and barges accident that caused a toxic leak.
An official with the Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday said the advisory involves portions of Galveston and Trinity bays. Water sample results are pending.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
The agency closed private oyster harvesting areas in Galveston Bay following Friday’s collision along the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport. The accident involved a tanker, a tugboat and two barges, including one leaking about 9,000 barrels of a gasoline blend stock into the water.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Coast Guard spokesman Greg Beuerman said Tuesday that cleanup continues using booms and skimmers. The Houston Ship Channel fully reopened Monday afternoon.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
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