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Alaska / Oil Spill / Seals #121990

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Exxon Corporation reported agreeing to increase cleanup force to combat environment problems resulting from Alaska oil spill; Coast Guard commandant Paul Yost mentioned. Report introduced.

(Prince William Sound, AK: Greg Dobbs) Danger of oil spill to migrating seals featured; scenes shown. [NOAA Lieutenant Commander Roger MERCER - says if rocks are not oil-free, mother seals will ingest oil while nursing.] [Exxon general manager Otto HARRISON - sets deadline for cleaning up seal-pupping area.] Aerial footage of oil shown. [MERCER - comments.] [Federal cleanup coordinator Admiral Clyde ROBBINS -comments on cleanup.]

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter

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