CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1977
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(Studio) Alaska pipeline opens.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Prudhoe Bay, AK) Report on line opening. [Pipeline spokesperson Manny LIVAUDAIS - notes small leak, which was quickly repaired.] 1st oil will reach Valdez in 1 month Company is concerned not only with regard to natural disasters affecting flow, but also with regard to human factor; security noted. [Alyeska Pipeline Company president William DARCH - cites line's vulnerability.] Natural gas also available in oil fields.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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