NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1979
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(Studio) Arrival at Texas coast of oil from Mexican well blowout announced; possible lawsuit against Mexico for damages considered.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Gulf of Mexico) Cleanup efforts along S Padre Island, Texas, after arrival this morning of 1st signs of oil from Mexican spill reported; films shown. Present location of slick and possibility of oil reaching as far as Florida cited.; economy impact on shrimping and tourist industry mentioned. [Pier operator Helen FLEMING, Tourist Bureau Ralph THOMPSON - discuss effect of spill on local business] Condition of Mexican beaches mentioned. [Coast Guard Petty Ofr. Joe GIBSON - comments on Mexican situation.] Amt. of oil dumped into Campeche Bay by well each day stated; films shown.
REPORTER: Willie Munroe
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