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Pennsylvania / Oil Spill #318322

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Robinson Twp., Pennsylvania: Richard Roth) Monongahela River oil spill near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, discussed; scenes shown. [Emergency CREWMAN - says worst oil slick ever seen.] Cleanup effort described. [EPA regional administration James SEIF - declares it worst inland spill.] Oil company spokesperson quoted. [Ashland Oil chairperson John HALL - plans to make necessary amends.] Area residents noted without running water. [WOMAN - comments on situation.] Workers shown trying to find water supply supplements. [WOMAN - has been without water for days.] [MAN - can't clean anything .] Authorities quoted regarding water situation.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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