CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 31, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Phil Jones) Toxic oil spill reported reaching Galveston, Texas, coast; details given of collision between two barges and tanker and of expected environmental damage; scenes shown. [Texas water commissioner Buck WYNNE - comments.] Alaskan Exxon Valdez accident noted expediting Congressional oil spill legislation; details given. [National Wildlife Federation Eric OLSON, American Petroleum Institute president Charles DiBONA - comment.] Today's NTSB decision of fault in Exxon accident detailed. [NTSB chairman Jim KOLSTAD - makes statement.] Valdez noted renamed Exxon Mediterranean; scenes shown from San Diego Harbor.
(Prince William Sound: John Blackstone) Recovery of Prince William Sound featured; Bligh Reef, AK, reported adding to Columbia Glacier, AK, tourist attraction; scenes shown. [Exxon Scott NAUMAN - comments.] [Hatchery manager Mark SOMERVILLE - talks about salmon in Saw Mill Bay, AK.] Scenes shown of continuing cleanup at Sleepy Bay, AK. [WORKER, Alaska conservation commissioner Dennis KELSO, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral J. William KIME, Coastal Coalition biologist Rick STEINER - comment.] Nature noted doing most cleanup.