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Houston Ship Channel reopens to two-way traffic after wreckage removed

The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Wednesday to two-way traffic after salvage crews removed two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, officials said. The removal of the Kirby Corp-operated barges was completed by midday on Wednesday and two-way traffic resumed, according to Bayport Channel Collision Response, a group overseeing cleanup and salvage operations. Forty-one ships were waiting at noon (1700 GMT) to enter the 53-mile (85-km) waterway connecting th...
Tags: Science, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Texas City, Kirby Corp, Houston Ship Channel, Bayport Channel Collision Response


Houston Ship Channel could reopen to two-way traffic as barges being removed after collision

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Salvage crews on Wednesday began removing two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel that restricted traffic in the Houston Ship Channel, officials said.
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Houston Ship Channel traffic could reopen Wednesday as barges' removal begins

Salvage crews began removing two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, setting the stage for two-way traffic to reopen in the Houston Ship Channel on Wednesday, officials said. The removal of the Kirby Corp-operated barges could be completed by mid-day Wednesday and two-way traffic could then restart, according to Bayport Channel Collision Response, a group overseeing cleanup and salvage operations. Greg Beuerman, a spokesman for Bayport, said he expected two...
Tags: Science, Bayport, Kirby Corp, Houston Ship Channel, Bayport Channel Collision Response, Greg Beuerman


This Fish Has Evolved to Thrive in Intensely Polluted Water

A small fish somehow evolved resistance to the heavily polluted water of the Houston Ship Channel by mysteriously acquiring genes from another fish from thousands of miles away, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Fish, Pollution, Evolution, Houston, Houston Ship Channel, Evolutionary Biology


Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel production, according to people familiar with the matter. A fire and fuel leak at Mitsui & Co Inc's Intercontinental Terminals Co storage facility in Deer Park, Texas, last week sent gasoline, water and fire suppressant foam into the Houston Ship Channel, a waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Houston Ship Channel, LyondellBasell Industries, Deer Park Texas, Mitsui Co Inc s Intercontinental Terminals Co


Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massive fire at a nearby petrochemical storage facility. Before the wall was repaired on Saturday, the breach sent fuels, water and fire suppressant foam to a waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The spill and cleanup has halted ship traffic since Friday on a 5-mile stretch of the chann...
Tags: Science, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, United State, Houston Ship Channel


Massive fire at Houston petrochemical storage terminal may last two more days

A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said on Monday as the blaze spread a plume of black smoke across the city, shutting schools in two nearby communities. The fire began Sunday morning in a giant storage tank containing naphtha, a volatile substance used to create octane-boosting components of gasoline. No injuries were reported from the fire but nearby residents were encouraged to remain indoors.
Tags: Science, Houston, Houston Ship Channel


Fire at Houston petrochemical storage facility rages for second day

A fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel continued to burn on Monday, spreading to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools in two nearby communities. The fire, which sent a plume of black smoke across the city's eastern half and was visible from 10 miles (16 km) away, began Sunday morning in a giant storage tank containing naphtha, a volatile component of gasoline. The risk of explosion was "minimal" but ITC was attempting to drain naphtha from one ...
Tags: Science, Houston, Itc, Houston Ship Channel


Fire engulfs eight massive petrochemical storage tanks in Houston

A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park to stay indoors. The fire, which sent a plume of black smoke across the city's eastern half and was visible from 10 miles (16 km) away, began in a giant storage tank containing naphtha, a volatile component of gasoline, at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. School officials in Deer Park, population 32,000, and n...
Tags: Science, Houston, Deer Park, Houston Ship Channel, La Porte Texas



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