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Gas Craters / Williamsburg, Michigan #470019

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 29, 1973
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(Studio) People of Williamsburg, Michigan, vote to ask government for stricter controls on oil and gas well drilling. Natural gas eruptions have caused Williamsburg residents to evacuate homes.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Williamsburg, Michigan) Craters methane gas have been erupting in Williamsburg. Gas highly explosive. Is believed drilling by Amoco gas Company was cause of problem. [Township supervisor Herman SMITH - advises people to keep records of expenses incurred as result gas eruptions in hopes Amoco will reimburse them.] Williamsburg is fishing resort area. Gas may have polluted waters in area.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Utley, Garrick

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