Crews try to contain oil spill in Texas' Galveston Bay as peak bird migration season nears

  • by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 22, 2014 - 10:15 PM

McALLEN, Texas — A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

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