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Gulf shipping channels remain closed as oil spill cleanup continues

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 00:56

March 24 - Major Texas oil shipping channels that deliver crude oil for nearly a tenth of the country's refining capacity remain closed for a third day as clean up continues following large oil spill. Mana Rabiee reports.

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ATTENTION EDITORS - STILL IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. In Texas, major shipping channels that deliver crude oil remain closed for a third day. This, after an oil spill on Saturday, when a cargo ship and barge collided in the Houston Shipping Channel, spilling some 170,000 gallons of fuel into Galveston Bay. On Monday, heavy fuel oil washed out into the Gulf of Mexico and washed ashore on Galveston Bay. The Coast Guard's warning local fisherman to avoid catching fish in the area. SOUNDBITE: MARIO HERNANDEZ, FISHERMAN, SAYING: "These people are going to hurt a lot. I mean these people are going to suffer 'till they get this fixed, and then when they get it fixed what's it going to be like?" SOUNDBITE: RIC WARE, TEXAS CITY RESIDENT, SAYING: "Makes me wonder about how my fishin' gonna to be in the near future." These Texas shipping channels -- closed for now -- deliver crude oil for more than a tenth of the nation's refining capacity. Clean up from the spill threatens to continue through the week.

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Gulf shipping channels remain closed as oil spill cleanup continues

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 00:56