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Mar 30, 2014 5:54 PM

Oil Washes Up on City Beaches

NORTH PADRE ISLAND--Cleanup crews are combing the Mustang Island and North Padre Island areas after oil balls began washing on shore Sunday.

Authorities in charge of the cleanup from last week's Houston Ship Channel oil spill were told of today's reports.

The command center for the cleanup reports Sunday that oil sightings were made earlier in the day by crews aboard flights being conducted by the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tar balls have been spotted in patches along J.P. Luby Beach and near the Bob Hall Pier.
Corpus Christi city officials say they're not sure if these are related to the spill a week ago between Galveston and Texas City.

There have been no reports of wildlife damage from the new sightings.

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