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Oil Spill/Wild Bird Deaths #257194

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 1978
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(Studio) Deaths of wild birds along eastern coast due to oil spill from barge grounded in Chesapeake Bay during bad weather reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Reedville, Virginia) Efforts of personnel from Fish and Wildlife Service, Coast Guard and other agencies to save birds still living detailed. Previous spill in same area and effects noted. [Wildlife Service spokesperson Marvin MORIARTITY - cites lessons learned from previous spills.] Initial discoveries of birds on beach by Bonnie and Ed Jones noted; details given with regard to procedure for caring for and cleaning birds and eventually returning them to the wild.
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint

Dean, Morton;
Poussaint, Renee

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