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Oil spill contained in bay on eastern outskirts of Houston

Feb. 3, 2020 12:58 PM EST

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A 630-gallon (2,385-liter) oil spill in a bay on the eastern outskirts of Houston has been contained and is being cleaned from the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Paige Hause said the mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) spill occurred Saturday at Baytown...

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ATF: Electrical spark likely caused deadly Houston blast

Feb. 1, 2020 10:37 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An electrical spark likely ignited a gas leak that led to a massive explosion in Houston last week, killing two workers, injuring 20 others and damaging hundreds of buildings, law enforcement officials said Friday. Highly flammable propylene gas started leaking in the piping connected to a...