CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 27, 1976
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(Studio) Trans. Department opens new hearings on Alaska pipeline. Effect of hearings on environmental, price of oil, and delivery timetable noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(AK) Defects in pipeline welds detected by x-ray. Many found. Falsified x-rays noted. Leakage, oil spills feared. As winter nears, rush to finish rewelding job becomes intense. Difficulties noted. [Senior project engineer Frank MOOLIN - explains dilemma.] Scenes shown. Ecologists lament land scars. Some want every weld inspected. Company hopes to avoid replacing some, thought only cosmetic flaws. Delay considered. Cost noted in terms of higher gasoline prices.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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