ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1979
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(Studio) Arrival of oil slick from Mexican oil well blowout at Padre Island, Texas, announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(No location given) Conflicting reports as to location of slick said issued from EPA, Coast Guard outlined; efforts made to clean beaches noted. Films shown.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin
(Brownsville, Texas) Dilemma for shrimp fisherman Wesley Bennett due to threat of slick examined. [BENNETT - discusses submerged oil endangering shrimp catches.] Present load said giving Bennett and boat's owner, Jimmy George, modest profit [BENNETT - comments on profit.] Size of profit compared to fact that season is at its peak. [BENNETT - comments on shrimping.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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