Environment

Video: The Galveston Bay Oil Spill Might Be Difficult to Clean Up

The bay is one of the most critical hubs of shipping commerce in the U.S., which is why it needs to be cleared up quickly.

Bunker Seyfert, videography coordinator for Project Survival Media, an Earth Island Institute project, was traveling through Texas and stopped by at Galveston to document the oil spill in Galveston Bay.

A barge ship carrying nearly a million gallons of marine fuel oil collided with a ship in Bay, spilling more than 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil and halting shipping in one of the busiest ports in the United States. Experts say the sticky, viscous oil, that's used to propel oceangoing vessels, is going to be harder to remove than the Deepwater Horizon oil that was a lighter crude. The spill is also quite close to sensitive wildlife estuaries. Check out Seyfert’s short video, that was filmed three-and-a-half miles from the actual spill location.

 

 

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