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Gulf of Mexico / Tanker Fire / Oil Industry, The Government and Spills #129078

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 12, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Galveston: Al Dale) Continuation of fight against fire on oil supertanker Mega Borg featured; scenes shown from ship and of blazing oil on the water. [US Coast Guard Captain Tom GREENE - says chances of ship sinking are slight now.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Criticism of oil industry for its handling of spill noted.

(Washington: Jim Slade) Positions of oil industry and government on plans to handle spills like that from the Exxon Valdez last year examined. [American Petroleum Institute William O'KEEFE - says industry can move ahead when Congress agrees on responder liability.] Issue of double hulls for oil tankers explained; diagram shown to illustrate differences between conventional and safer, but more costly, double hulls.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim

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