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Texas / Mexican Oil Spill #56872

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1979
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(Studio) Pollution of Texas beaches and Gulf of Mexico this summer by blown Mexican oil well recalled; partial capping of well noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Padre Island, Texas) June 2, 1979, blowout of offshore well and resulting disaster recalled; films shown. Aftereffects and recovery efforts since examined.' [US Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Bob STRATTON - comments on situation with regard to birds.] Effect on deep-sea food chain said unknown for some time. [Fisherman James LEVY - comments.] Situation on beaches noted; south Padre Island featured. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Ralph THOMPSON - comments.] Long term effects of spill on ocean environmental said not yet determined.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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