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    Posted March 25, 2014 by
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    With Houston Ship Channel shut down and costs mounting, not a soul in sight cleaning up crude on Pelican Island.

     
    Shot from this morning of long strips of heavy crude on the northern beach of Pelican Island in Galveston Bay and not a single clean up worker or crew in sight. Pelican Island sits just north of the Galveston Island, and its northernmost tip is about a mile from the spill. With "one of the nation's busiest seaports" shut down since Saturday and economic costs mounting by the hour, why is there not a soul in sight cleaning up Pelican Island? According to the photographer, a climate journalist and veteran from Houston: "It's probably because no one in the media knows about this. It's tough to access." Michael kayaked in from the entrance of Seawolf park, a popular tourist destination about 2 miles away on the easternmost point of Pelican Island.
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