NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 23, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy today calls on government to put hold on Atlantic coast oil leases, as Nantucket shoals oil tanker disaster points up vulnerability of fishing grounds in area. Govt. and others attempt to keep damage done by oil slick down.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Boston, Massachusetts) Nantucket residents concerned that if even small amount of oil left in ship, if ship breaks up further, it will come ashore. [Shellfish warden Allen HOLDGATE - says if easterly storm comes up and oil hits shores, they've had it.] Preparations for possible oil damage noted. Oil spill expert says spill from "Argo Merchant" may not be as bad as some think. [MIT professor Jerome MILGRAM - says some people make statements with regard to areas they don't know much about.] Milgram says it may be years before damage of spill known.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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