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Posted on: May 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Air Quality Update from Barge Collision


Saturday, May 11 8:30 a.m. Update

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health is conducting around the clock air monitoring in the communities west of the bay, including League City. Air monitoring results are published on the response website at At this time, no readings have been recorded above actionable levels, however, any readings above actionable levels will be immediately reported to the appropriate emergency operations center.

A 24/7 air monitoring hotline has been established for the public to report strong gasoline odors at: 281-757-3017. Members of the community who feel they may require medical attention should still call 911. A 24/7 claims hotline is available at: 1-800-241-9010.

1600-feet of boom has been deployed around the barges. Additional boom is being deployed and staged to protect sensitive areas along the bay. The Houston Ship Channel is closed from Light 61-75. A safety zone has closed Clear Creek Channel from the entrance to Clear Lake and extending east to Light 66 on the Houston Ship Channel and north up to but not including the Bayport Ship Channel. Salvage teams are on scene assessing the damaged barges and additional salvage assets are in route.
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