The Coast Guard says cleanup of the Houston Ship Channel continues a week after about 250,000 gallons of beef fat leaked from a tank on shore and some reached the water.
Petty Officer Richard Brahm on Tuesday said the ship channel was open and traffic is moving.
Brahm told The Associated Press that crews have "pushed all the tallow off to one side."
The leak was detected the afternoon of Jan. 4, for a time forcing closure of part of the channel. The Coast Guard said about 15,000 gallons reached the channel via a storm drain. The liquid fat became solid when coming in contact with the cold water.
The Coast Guard says the tank is owned by Jacob Sterns and Sons and the company has cooperated on the cleanup.