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California Oil Slick / Hickel #202382

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1969
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(Studio) Int. Secretary Walter Hickel inspects oil slick off South California coast and urges action to prevent future leaks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Leak in underwater oil well puts forth 21,000 gallon oil daily. [Conservationist Fred. EISSLER - declares oil companies 1st to exploit new frontier in oceanography. Channel should be masterplanned like shore.] Drillers say leak came from oil-rich formations beneath ocean floor disturbed by Union Oil work. [U.S.C. Prof. Lyman HANDY - reports can't use detergent in case of oil leak because of possible damage to wildlife.] [HICKEL - states pollution severe, going to ask that drilling operations cease so problem can be assessed. New regulations and guidelines needed.]
REPORTER: Bill Stout, Jake Jacobs

Cronkite, Walter;
Jacobs, Jake;
Stout, Bill

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