Coast Guard responds to tallow spill, closes section of Houston Ship Channel

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office are responding to a tallow spill in the Houston Ship Channel early Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report from the National Response Center at 3:49 p.m. that a shore-based storage tank was breached, causing approximately 250,000 gallons of beef tallow (animal fat) to spill. An estimated 15,000 gallons...