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

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
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(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

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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