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

    Here is a shot of long strips of heavy crude (and not a single clean up worker or crew in sight) from this morning (3/24/14) on the northern side of Pelican Island in Galveston Bay. Pelican Island sits just north of 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 Michael Quirke, a journalist with Climate Change National Forum who made the trip 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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