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Pennsylvania / Oil Spill #112187

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Beth Nissen) Effects of recent oil spill near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on water supply reported; details given, scenes shown. [Cnty. emergency management spokesperson John COMEY - says situation serious.] Emergency water supply systems detailed. [WOMAN, Nancy SCHMIDT - comment on water shortage.] State conservation measures noted. Combatting of water slick on Ohio River and Monongahela River described; scenes shown; map shown.

(DC: John Martin) Search for cause of collapse of oil tank that led to spill reported; details given, scenes shown of cleanup operations. Effects on E. Liverpool, Ohio, and later on Wheeling, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, reported; map shown. [EPA spokesperson Steve JARVELLA - says long-term effect minimal.] Extent of spill noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Nissen, Beth

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