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Alaska Pipeline Safety / Government Supervision #246535

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1976
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(Studio) House Energy and Power subcommittee holds hearings on Alaska pipeline.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(AK) Alyeska Corporation film shown. Alyeska audit found 4000 suspect welds in pipeline. Some of pipeline x-rays falsified.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(DC) [Energy subcommittee cnsl. Michael BARRETT - asks if federal inspectors were ever on the site.] [Ex-pipeline x-ray technician Peter KELLEY - never saw any federal inspectors or anyone from Interior and Transportation Depts.] [Transportation Department John CURTIS - says no action taken by Office of Pipeline Safety with regard to faked x-rays of pipeline.] [Chairperson Representative John DINGELL - asks about pipeline safety.] [SPOKESPERSON - says Dingell's point is well taken.] Interior Department has some inspectors along Alyeska rte. Office of Pipeline Safety Operations only has 1 inspector, who's in DC.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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