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Tar Balls Washing up From Mustang Island to Padre Island

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PORT ARANSAS (Kiii News) -

A cleanup effort is underway after tar balls have washed up on our area beaches.  Reports of oil washing up along the coast from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi.  The US Coast Guard along with environmental agencies are leading the clean up efforts.  Wildlife including birds have also been found with oil on them.  The oil is believed to be from last weekend's oil spill near Texas City.  A barge carrying almost one million gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship last Saturday.  Investigators believe that 168 thousand gallons spewed into the busy waterway after the collision.

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