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Alaska / Oil Spill / Cleanup #326837

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(DC: Terence Smith) Oil spill in Alaska reported spreading. [President BUSH - increases federal role in cleanup; says Exxon is ultimately responsible.] Bush's plan for cleaning up Prince William Sound, AK, outlined on screen. [Oceanic Society spokesperson Clifton CURTIS - criticizes handling of cleanup.] [Valdez, AK, mayor John DEVENS - comments.] [BUSH - defends administration's response to crisis.] [CURTIS - says area won't be cleaned up.] Bush noted asserting that oil exploration in area will continue

(Valdez, AK: John Blackstone) Reaction to Bush's sending of aid to clean up area featured. [Fisherman Chris RILLING - comments.] Alaskans noted willing to help Exxon with cleanup. [MEN - say they want to work.] Critics quoted with regard to Exxon's handling of oil spill. Coast Guard's role in operation discussed. [AK environmental official Dennis KELSO - comments.]

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan;
Smith, Terence

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