ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) General Accounting Office report recommending storage and transport of liquefied petroleum gas, LNG and LPG, far away from population centers Films shown. 1944 LNG explosions and fire in Cleveland described. [Complete video loss temporarily.] Government report's example of worst disaster potential at storage area in Everett, Massachusetts, near downtown Boston, detailed. Precautions now taken for storage tank safety stated. [General Accounting Office spokesperson Monte CANFIELD, Junior - notes continued danger potential, even with safeguards.] [American Gas Association spokesperson George LAWRENCE - cites safety record of LNG tanks.] [Storage area RESIDENTS - state opposition to tanks being so close to hses.] Potential danger of tanks in San Pedro, California, and isolation of some in Maryland noted. GAO concerns about transport of liquid gas described; Waverly, Tennessee, railroad tanker explosion in February mentioned. Recent incident involving tanker wreck in Spain reported Plans by California public utility commission to build first west coast liquid gas terminal, possibly at Point Conception near Santa Barbara, cited.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (WNGE newstape)
(Studio) Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's stated expectancy that Senator will vote on natural gas deregulation by end of week reported Correspondent Don Farmer's report on controversy outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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