ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 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. Extension of oil spill down Monongahela River and Ohio River reported; map shown; scenes shown from Wheeling, West Virginia. [US Coast Guard spokesperson Todd NELSON - discusses miserable working conds.] Problems in combatting oil slick detailed. [EPA spokesperson Ray GERMANN - comments.] Effects of oil on river's environment and related inds. noted; scenes shown of fish and birds. [US Steel spokesperson Robert CORCORAN - discusses economy impact of closing of river.] Filing of first lawsuit against Ashland Oil Company reported
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