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North Sea Oil Well Blowout #251626

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1977
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(Studio) Oil well blowout in North Sea conts.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Stavanger, Norway) American team boards Phillips Petroleum Company's "Bravo" oil rig in Ekofisk Field, but says it will be days before well can be capped. Removal of rig's workers to other rigs, after Friday night blowout, went smoothly. [Rescued WORKER - describes experience.] [Petroleum company spokesperson W.A. ROBERTS - notes quality of safety facilities.] Norwegian crews sent to contain and clean up slick from ports of Stavanger and Bergen. Oil company says it is insured and will pay damage claims; concerns of Norway and Denmark with regard to damage to fishing industry noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) If well can't be plugged, another well will have to be dug to relieve pressure and could take 6 mos.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Reporter(s):
Bradley, Ed;
McNamara, Bob
Duration:
00:12:50

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