Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

June 7, 2010 6:46:29 AM PDT
Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect.

Petty Officer 1st Class Zach Zubricki, a command center spokesman, says authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the error.

Texas General Land Office spokesman Jim Juydam says there were no reports of oiled birds in Texas. He says the spill's westernmost limit is about 100 miles east of the Texas-Louisiana border.

The April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig off Louisiana triggered the worst oil spill in U.S. history.


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