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Latest News Wires Galveston oil spill: No timetable on reopening Texas ship channel (+video)

Galveston oil spill has a major shipping channel to the Gulf of Mexico closed. The Galveston oil spill, totaling 170,000 gallons, happened Saturday.

By Michael GraczykAssociated Press / March 24, 2014

Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle/AP

No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.