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Oyster harvesting in Houston Channel impacted by recent toxic gasoline spill

Posted: 11:25 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 13:50:16-04

 

The toxic gasoline product that was spilled in the Houston Channel is causing concern about its impact on marine life.

A day after that crash, the Texas State Health Services Department closed all oystering in Galveston Bay indefinitely.

That closure is due to the potential impacts of the spill.

And now, parts of Kemah Beach – also in the Houston area – are seeing dead fish washing up.

Today, we’re talking to a local marine biologist about this closure and the impact it could have here.

We’ll have more on this later on KRIS 6 News.