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Alaska / Oil Spill / Federal Role #568311

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Oil spill in Alaska reported continue to spread. Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) President Bush reported sending troops to help clean up Prince William Sound, AK. [BUSH - outlines federal role; says Exxon is ultimately responsible.] [General Thomas McINERNEY - comments.] [Senator George MITCHELL - says Bush should have acted sooner.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Valdez, AK: George Lewis) Reaction to Bush's expanded federal role in cleanup examined. [AK department of environmental conservation spokesperson Dennis KELSO, Governor Steve COWPER -comment.] Alaskans noted wanting to help with cleanup. [MEN - comment.] Threat to marine and wildlife discussed; otter shown being cleaned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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