Oil sheen left weeks after Port Arthur waterway spill

February 5, 2010 10:13:05 AM PST
A sheen remains from a tanker collision at Port Arthur that dumped 462,000 gallons of oil and left more than a dozen animals dead or coated. The Coast Guard says cleanup continued Friday nearly two weeks after a collision between an 800-foot tanker and a towboat pushing two barges at the Sabine-Neches Waterway.

Lt. j.g. Kyle Carter told The Associated Press that five dead birds have been found.

Carter says three birds are recovering, four were in rehabilitation and released, while another died in rehab. Carter says one dog that got into the oil also was cleaned.

No injuries were initially reported in the Jan. 23 collision that closed the waterway for days.

Houston attorney Charles Livingston says he represents three workers who say they were injured while on a docked vessel allegedly struck by the tanker.


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