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Georges Bank #260869

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1979
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(Studio) Massachusetts reported trying to block government search for oil and gas on Georges Bank, important environmental and fishing ground southe. of Cape Cod.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Georges Bank, off coast of New England) Importance of Georges Bank to fishermen and conservationists detailed; films shown. Interior Department reported selling leases for drilling tracts in area in belief that large oil and natural gas deposits exist there; Interior Department environmental impact studies said predicting high probability of ongoing contamination of site; portions quoted on screen. [Marine author Anne SIMON - notes effect of oil droplets on fish eggs.] Blowout and spill in Gulf of Mexico 4 mos. ago recalled. [Fishermen's Wives Association of Gloucester spokesperson Peg SIBLEY - discusses inadequacy of federal safeguards.] [Secretary Interior Cecil ANDRUS - comments.] Fishing industry position outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

Cronkite, Walter;
Landay, Jerry

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