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Tanker Wrecks, Damage and Recovery / France and Britain #257163

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 30, 1978
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(Studio) French navy's continued efforts to drain remaining oil from wrecked tanker Amoco Cadiz off Brittany coast and damage done to coastal area by oil slick described. Wreck of tanker Torrey Canyon and damage it did to Britain's coast along English Channel 11 years ago noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(England) Torrey Canyon wreck and damage wrought by oil slick resulting from it described; film shown. British Royal Navy attempts to burn oil at sea noted. Payment of part of cleanup bill by tanker owners, Union Oil of California, cited. Recovery of sea and beach area described; marine biologists statements with regard to recovery mentioned. Studies of marine and bird life after disaster carried out by ecologist Tony Soper, and his findings with regard to use of detergents in cleanup procedures, noted. [SOPER - blames detergents for most damage.] Outlook for upcoming Cornish tourist season cited, as well as hopes that Amoco Cadiz slick stays at sea.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob

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