Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — While weather conditions have slowed today’s early work along South Matagorda Island response crews report additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. Conditions are expected to improve as the day develops, allowing clean-up teams to resume more normal efforts during the afternoon. An estimated 219,025 pounds of oiled...

Texas City “Y” Response Saturday Update

Texas City "Y" Response Saturday Update
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Effective shoreline clean-up efforts are on-going, Saturday, along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. As of sunset Friday, response workers have removed a total of 200,775 pounds of oiled sand and oiled debris from the shorelines of Mustang, North Padre and South Matagorda islands. These figures include 102,700 pounds...

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas —  On Thursday evening members of the Unified Command met with residents of Calhoun County to update the community on progress of the spill response and to address any issues of concern. Incident Commander Randal S. Ogryzdiak, Jimmy Martinez of the Texas General Land Office, and Jim Guidry, Vice-President of Kirby Inland Marine, Dr. Jonathan Huss of the Texas Department of...

Response efforts continue on Matagorda Island and Padre Island National Seashore

Response efforts continue on Matagorda Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Crews responding to the March 22 oil spill in southeast Texas made new progress along the shores of south Matagorda and Mustang Islands and at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) on Wednesday, despite high tides that limited work in some areas. From supply and personnel staging areas in Port O’Connor and at Mustang Island, approximately 300 workers continued removing...

Texas City “Y” Response: Matagorda, Mustang and North Padre Islands

Texas City "Y" Response: Matagorda, Mustang and North Padre Islands
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Clean-up efforts continued along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors worked to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. High tides along the south Texas coast limited work to specific stretches of beaches but failed to fully hamper aggressive efforts to collect oiled man-made...

Matagorda Bay command post responds to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and Mustang Island

Matagorda Bay command post responds to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and Mustang Island
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi Sunday. County and local government agencies were notified of the sightings, which were first observed through overflights conducted by Texas General Land Office and U.S. Coast...