Search the Archive

Liquefied Natural Gas Storage and Safety Hearings / Gasoline Tank Fire #256507

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) House subcommittee hearings on regulation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants is subject of report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) General Accounting Office recommendation against further building of LNG storage plants in urban areas, due to potential danger, reported; rising costs of importing LNG noted. [General Accounting Office energy director Monte CANFIELD - states that there's been too little interest in safety aspects of land storage and transport of LNG and cites General Accounting Office view with regard to future and present storage facilities.] Canfield's stated concerns about limited restrictions and safeguards in truck transport of LNG cited. [American Gas Association spokesperson Dr. William McCORMICK - reacts to General Accounting Office report] Concerns about potential spills of LNG described. [New York assistant attorney general Richard BERGER - states opinion about danger of such spill.] Subcommittee chairperson John Dingles' comments on LNG safety situation quoted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Report on fire at gasoline storage tank in Rialto, California, near Los Angeles. Film shown. Tank belonged to South Pacific Company
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:03:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.