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Oil Industry Accidents / Texas Refinery Fire / Oil Spill / Iran Fire #54087

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1978
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(Studio) Report on explosion and fire at oil refinery in Texas City, Texas.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Texas City, Texas) Details of explosion and fire given. [Franklin TENNINGTON - doesn't know what exploded, but fire was everywhere.] Effects of explosion in Texas City downtown area noted. 1947 explosion of-ship loaded with ammonium nitrate in this city south of Houston mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy (KTRK newstape)

(Studio) British Navy's sinking of Greek oil tanker grounded for weeks off English coast and polluting beaches by oil spill reported Details given of attempts to stop Iran oil well fire by 2 members of Paul (Red) Adair's oil firefighting team.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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