USCG investigating oil spill in Houston Ship Channel

September 25, 2011 8:16:51 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard is working to determine the source of an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.

According to a release from the USCG, they were called to the "oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel near the Lyondell terminal" around 12:40am Saturday.

Officials said the ship channel is open, but transiting vessels are urged to keep their speed to a minimum to minimize their wake.

A helicopter and crew from Air Station Houston was on scene Saturday morning, as well as marine response investigators from Sector Houston-Galveston.

Responders contained the spill with boom and clean-up continued Sunday.

The source has not been determined, but it was not a continuous leak. Officials said only a small amount was spilled. An exact amount was not released.

Stay with Eyewitness News and abc13.com for more information as it becomes available.

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