Upper Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Diesel Spill

A stretch of the upper Houston Ship Channel has reopened after about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and forced a three-hour closure.

The Coast Guard says the area reopened around 10:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday.

Nobody was hurt in the incident involving fuel that entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility. The Coast Guard blamed a diesel storage tank that overflowed.

Environmental experts were summoned for cleanup. The spill was contained using a boom.

The 50-mile ship channel connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of Houston. The area is home to one of the world's largest petrochemical complexes.

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