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Barge hits Texas bridge causing oil spill: Everything we know

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Oil has spilled into the waters surrounding Pelican Island near Galveston, Texas, after a barge hit a bridge leading to the island on Wednesday. The barge hit the bridge at around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reported, which caused a closure of the only road leading to Pelican Island. As of publication of this article, crews were reportedly working to clean up the spill. No information about injuries was provided. Newsweek reached out to the Galveston Office of Emergency Management by email for comment. This is a...

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