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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill #266012

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 05, 1979
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(Studio) United States Coast Guard and Navy efforts to keep oil spill caused by Mexican offshore rig from reaching coast of Texas reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Port Aransas, Texas) Oil on beaches 10 miles south of United States border shown. Small amts. of oil reported at mouth of Rio Grande River Brownsville port said being closed off by artificial barriers. Port Aransas and Corpus Christi areas cited as more difficult to protect. Possible damages to sport fishing, shrimp industry, and tourism noted. [Port Aransas city manager Dana BENNETT - says city lives off tourist and fishing industries.] Experiments to determine effects of oil on shrimp beds mentioned.
REPORTER: David Dick

Dean, Morton;
Dick, David

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