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   Cleanup efforts begin on 42,500 gallon offshore oil spill near Galveston, Texas

info Coordination marée noire
jeudi 28 décembre 2006
statut de l'article : public
citations de l'article provenant de : signonsandiego.com


The rupture, at a site about 30 miles southeast of Galveston, was leaking at a rate of about 500 gallons per day, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Mario Romero. He said a diving crew was being sent Wednesday to fix it.

Crews began skimming operations and would continue as long as the seas remained calm, Romero said.

The spill occurred after a portion of the High Island Pipeline System ruptured early Sunday. Pipeline owner Plains All American Pipeline shut down the line after detecting a pressure loss in the system, Romero said.

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