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Accidents / Texas Refinery Explosion / Florida Train Derailment #258103

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1978
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(Studio) Report on explosion at Texas City, Texas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Texas City, Texas) Details of explosion and fire at oil refinery in Texas City. [Paramedic Fred GROSS - describes scene at refinery.] [WOMAN - describes effects of explosion at her home.] 1947 explosion of ship being loaded with fertilizer in Texas City harbor described; film shown. Statement of plant operator, Texas City Refinery, Incorporated, given. OSHA inspectors' presence at scene mentioned.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Report on train derailment near Mossy Head, Florida. L&N train's leakage of toxic substance and resultant evacuation of area noted. Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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