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California Oil Slick / Beaches / Hickel / Union Oil #202437

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1969
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(Studio) California undersea oil well leak has begun to coat beaches and land. Workers continue to try and stop flow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Santa Barbara, California) Oil hits harbors; damages boats. 60 persons living on boats evacuated because of fire hazards. Straw used to soak up oil; vacuum trucks soak it up. Union oil well leak has put 21,000 gallon per day into sea.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(Carpenteria, California) 10 mile beaches hit; animals lost. Union Oil station cleans up birds coated with oil. Big oil slick broken up. Some companies resume off-shore drilling. Secretary Int. Walter Hickel ordered drilling stopped Monday; department gave go-ahead on Tuesday
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(DC) [Santa Barbara Cnty. Supervisor George CLYDE - declares Hickel's asking drilling to be stopped, then started again is tokenism. Wants disaster cleaned up before it gets worse. Human rights should take priority over dollar.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Union Oil President Fred Hartley says 6,000 off-shore oil wells operate safely; Santa Barbara well met specifications.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill

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