CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(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
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