CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1984
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(Studio) Confirmed death and injury toll so far from yesterday's liquefied natural gas explosions in Mexico City, Mexico, outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Mexico City, Mexico) Disaster's aftermath and survivors' effort to cope examined; films shown. Cristina Maldonado's experience translated.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner
(Studio) Response of Los Angeles' Mexican community reported [MAN - explains his donation.] No. liquefied natural gas processing plants in United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Potential for United States version of Mexico City explosions examined. [Colorado School of Mines spokesperson James CRAFTON - doesn't think risk is great in US; explains.] Differences between United States and Mexican standards affecting such plants discussed; Warren Petroleum's Houston, Texas, site mentioned as example [National Fire Protection Association spokesperson Henry MARTIN - attributes United States liquefied gas safety record to high standards.] Gas explosion in United States reviewed; controversy over Staten Island, New York, tank storage facility considered. [Energy Terminal Service Corporation spokesperson Ben. BAKERJIAN - describes precautions at site.] [PEOPLE - fear nearby tanks.]
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
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