Dickinson Bayou reopened to water traffic on Monday as crews were completing the cleanup of a chemical spill, officials said.
On Monday morning, the Dickinson Police Department said that “significant progress” was made on the cleanup overnight.
Crews completed the cleanup just after 4 p.m. Monday, the police department said.
Saturation booms will remain in place for the next several days to collect any residual product that might flush out from rocks or brush along the shoreline.
Less than 250 gallons of a substance — a mixture of oily water, sulfonate solution and emulsifiers — spilled Saturday from a broken valve at the Calumet Penreco refinery, 4401 Park Ave., in Dickinson.
The substance spilled as the result of a valve that froze during last week’s icy weather, police said. The waste mixture is nonflammable and nonhazardous.
The company is conducting an internal investigation, while the Texas General Land Office and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting state and federal investigations, the police department said.