Barge collision causes spill in Houston Ship Channel

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Cleanup continues in the Houston Ship Channel near LaPorte, Texas, after two barges collided Friday and caused a spill of chemicals used to make gasoline.

According to KHOU TV station, the first phase of removing the damaged barge was underway on Sunday. Once that is complete, the second vessel will be taken away.

Officials said that shorelines are being assessed from air and land and that crews are going door to door to ask homeowners about the impact on their homes. Twenty-five mobile air-monitoring teams are in the area and more than 2,400 air monitoring readings had been taken as of yesterday.

The channel remained partially open for outbound travel and officials are not saying how long recovery will take. 

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