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Train Derailments / Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida #52811

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on another train derailment, near Bowling Green, Kentucky, on same line as earlier derailment and explosion in Waverly, Tennessee.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Bowling Green, Kentucky) Report on L&N train derailment near Bowling Green; presence of tankers containing dangerous materials in midst of wreckage and delay in informing Kentucky state fire marshal of accident noted. Cleanup efforts detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Donley (WNGE-TV reporter and newstape)

(Youngstown, Florida) Dangers of explosion in cleanup efforts on train derailment detailed, citing example of death of WEAR-TV cameraman, in Pensacola, 3 years ago. Cleanup efforts at site of derailment near Youngstown, Florida, described; incld. in wreckage are chlorine gas tanker as well as 2 other tankers containing explosive gas. Evacuation of area and provisions for residents outlined; residents' concerns about jobs and homes noted. [Eileen HALL - says chlorine is so strong that it will eat material in clothing. Cites reports that all livestock in area are dead.] Reporter notes aerial photos show no dead livestock 5 mile from area and that civil defense officials refuse newsmen closer look.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart (WEAR-TV newsfilm)

Walters, Barbara

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