February 14, 2007
Reported by Vince Atkinson
It was an accident that shut down the Calcasieu Ship Channel, drove recreational boaters inland, and left many people asking questions about the quality of our local environment. The clean up from last summers massive CITGO spill took weeks, but things eventually did get back to normal, at least on the surface.
According to test results taken by the Department of Environmental Quality, fish collected from the oil spill area show no levels of concern. Test results indicate contaminates seem to be at about the same levels they were prior to the oil spill.