Search the Archive

Transport of Liquid Gas / Senate Hearings #259262

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 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) Report on Senate committee hearing in Boston about problems involved in transport of volatile liquid fuels.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Boston, Massachusetts) Truck and railroad transport of liquid fuels and hazards of such transport described. National Fire Protection Association film shown. Details about Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Boston on hazards of liquid energy gases (LEG) given. [Senator John DURKIN - describes dangers of LEG.] Amt. of LEG transported through New England noted; Everett, Massachusetts, reported to be major port for LEG. [Boston Fire Commissioner George PAUL - states lack of regulations about transport of such fuels.] GAO's study of situation and statements of its spokesperson about lack of federal action on dangers outlined; testimony of Coast Guard and Trans. Department spokesperson cited. National Fire Protection Association film presentation to committee described; film shown.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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.