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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Burning Norwegian oil tanker Mega Borg reported slipping into water in Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast; oil spill noted; oil cargo compared to that of Exxon Valdez. Report introduced.

(Galveston: Jim Cummins) Firefighting efforts detailed; scenes shown; Smit International Salvage Company's special equipment flown in from Rotterdam, Netherlands, noted not available in US. [US Coast Guard Rear Admiral William MERLIN - comments on salvage companies who own special equipment.] Concern about tanker sinking noted. [Coast Guard spokesman Todd NELSON - compares possible slick to Houston, Texas, Astrodome.] Oil spill threat to Galveston Bay, Texas, tourism and shrimping industries featured. [Merchant Jim LITTLE - comments on threat.] [Shrimper Joe SCHAAF - says nobody seems to care.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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