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North Sea Oil Well Blowout #48273

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1977
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(Studio) Storms in North Sea continue to prevent capping of oil well which began gushing out of control Friday night.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Weather expected to worsen, further hindering efforts to cap Phillip's Petroleum Company well. Norway says slick not danger to shores yet; will be while before damage to marine life known.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(No location given) Both oil slick and dispersant chemicals are danger to animal life; chemicals expected to hurt fishing industry in area of Ekofisk Field, in any case. Effects of disaster on fishermen of North Sea noted; Scotch fishermen unhappy with regard to oil rigs in sea, citing illegal pollution and danger to fishing industry American expert says blowout worse than officials admit.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Total gals. of oil in major spills, include "Torrey Canyon," "Argo Merchant" and Santa Barbara rig, noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Zimmerman, Bill
Duration:
00:03:00

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