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Louisiana Oil Storage Fire #259690

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. burning of imported oil at underground oil reserve at West Hackberry, LA, after explosion there on Thursday reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(W. Hackberry, LA) Details about fire and salt dome storage area given. Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's push for salt dome storage facilities, in event of another Arab oil embargo, noted. General Accounting Office chgs. that Energy Department moves too fast on oil storage without considering end. risks stated. [LA Governor Edwin EDWARDS - says government has lulled public into thinking something is being done about another embargo, but this isn't right.] Efforts to stop fire at facility described.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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