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Rhode Island / Oil Spill #122726

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 24, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Oil spills near Delaware and Rhode Island noted. Reports introd.

(Newport, Rhode Island: Joe Bergantino) Oil spill from Greek ship that ran aground off coast of Rhode Island featured; details given of ecological damage; scenes shown of underwater view of gash in ship and of oil in water. [EPA admin. William REILLY - describes spill damage.] [On beach in Newport, Rhode Island, WOMAN - describes oiled bird.] [Department of environmental management's Bob BENEDICT - says larval creatures in water may be affected.] Efforts to contain spill along Rhode Island coast detailed; scenes shown. [REILLY - assesses damages as compared to AK oil spill.] [Rhode Island Governor Edward DiPRETE - says ship's captain acknowledged errors.]

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) Response in Rhode Island to oil spill reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Coast Guard Captain Eric WILLIAMS - explains his response to spill.] [Local environmentalist Kurt SPALDING - praises Williams' response.] Response to accident compared to that in recent AK oil spill; scenes shown from Prince William Sound, AK.

Bergantino, Joe;
Blakemore, Bill;
Simpson, Carole

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