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160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US

A clean-up operation has begun in Houston Port in Galveston, Texas, where more than 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge into the shipping channel. Environmental services and wildlife workers are continuing to mitigate the damage of the spill, attempting to clean the water, shoreline, and affected animals.

160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
A worker with Garner Environmental Services cleans up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
People with Garner Environmental Services work with oil booms that line the coast of East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
The Carnival Cruise Ship 'Triumph' along with two other cruise ships sit in the Houston Port unable to leave after an oil spill on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
The Carnival Cruise Ship 'Triumph' along with two other cruise ships sit in the Houston Port unable to leave after an oil spill on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
A U.S. Coast Gaurdsman looks at the oil on the water in the Houston Port on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
From left to right, Danene Birtell and Lisa Pittman with Wildlife Response clean and take vital signs of a Lesser Scaup duck on March 25, 2014 in Baytown, Texas. Eight birds of different species were brought to Wildlife Response for treatment after 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay on March 22, 2014. (Getty Images)
160,000 gallons of oil spilt in US
Danene Birtell and Lisa Pittman with Wildlife Response clean and take vital signs of a Lesser Scaup duck on March 25, 2014 in Baytown, Texas. Eight birds of different species were brought to Wildlife Response for treatment after 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay on March 22, 2014. (Getty Images)