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Alaska / Oil Spill #326799

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Effects of oil spill off coast of Alaska noted. Reports introd.

(NYC: Ron Allen) Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood reported surrendering after hiding from authorities. Alaska officials noted charging that he was drunk, reckless and negligent when accident occurred. [Suffolk Cnty., New York, court Judge Ken. ROHL - compares extent of damage to nuclear destruction of Hiroshima, Japan.] [Defense attorney Thomas RUSSO - says bail is excessive.] Details of accident recalled. [Marine alcoholism consultant Dr. Ward GARDNER - says seafarers are likely to abuse alcohol.]

(Valdez, AK: John Blackstone) Repair of Exxon Valdez, tanker that caused oil spill in Prince William Sound, AK, discussed. [OR Governor Neil GOLDSCHMIDT - comments on Exxon's wanting to make final repairs in his state.] Impact of oil upon environmental and creatures living here discussed; scenes shown. [National Park Service spokesperson Bud RICE - comments.]

Allen, Ron;
Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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