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Galveston Bay oil spill could have lasting effect

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Authorities in charge of the cleanup from last week's Houston Ship Channel oil spill say they're responding to reports of oil near North Padre Island and Mustang Island, some 200 miles southwest of the original accident.

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.

Some tar balls -- from dime-size to about 6 inches -- have been spotted in seaweed patches along Mustang Island's J.P. Luby Beach but it's not certain if they 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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