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Mexico / Oil Slick #266031

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1979
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(Studio) Slick from Mexican oil well blowout said expected to hit Texas beaches tomorrow.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Brownsville, Texas) Discovery by divers from University of Texas of submerged oil slick and implications with regard to preventive measures reported; films shown. [US Coast Guard Captain Roger MADSON - says there's no equipment designed to deal with submerged oil.] Attempts to deflect surface oil at entrance of Brownsville ship channel, a gateway to Laguna Madre as well as other waterways, outlined. Films-shown. Evidence of encroaching slick especially at Port Mansfield, north of Brownsville, examined. Question remaining with regard to damage to marine life should oil sink to ocean floor noted.
REPORTER: David Dick (KDFW-TV newstape)

Mudd, Roger

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