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Mexico / Oil Slick #266049

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1979
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(Studio) Arrival in Texas of oil slick from well blowout off Mexican coast more than 2 mos. ago reported; complexity of factors involved in dealing with slick noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Brownsville, Texas) Oil noted present as far north as Port Mansfield ship channel, near Brownsville, Texas; Coast Guard reported sealing channel off. Films shown. Existing technology for recovery of oil said incapable of dealing with submerged oil; diagrams shown, details given. [Coast Guard Lieutenant Ed THOMPSON - discusses suggestions received on dealing with submerged slick.] Amt. spilled so far from ruptured well noted.
REPORTER: David Dick

Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger

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