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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw, DC: Fred Francis) Bush administration's plan to send military to help clean up oil spill in Prince William Sound, AK, discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Valdez, AK: George Lewis) Cleanup effort in Alaska featured; Exxon officials quoted with regard to notion of cleaning rocks by hand. [Representative George MILLER - says shore line is not cleanable.] [Governor Steve COWPER - criticizes Exxon.] [Coast Guard Admiral Paul YOST - defines Exxon's role in cleanup.] Cowper's stmts. re: stricter safety measures to oil company officials quoted. Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood shown being released on bail. Anchorage, AK, newspaper article noted claiming that tanker had been on automatic pilot when it ran aground. [Exxon chairperson Lawrence RAWL - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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