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A Closer Look (Damage Control) #835753

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the pipeline problems that shut down the nation's largest oil field introduced.

(Studio: Betsy Stark) The reasons behind the decay of the BP oil pipeline in Alaska examined; details given about the lack of cleaning of the BP lines in 14 years. [In interview, BP North America president Bob MALONE†- says he was never warned of a problem at Prudhoe Bay; states we will modify the pipeline program.] [Oil industry watchdog Chuck HAMEL†- says the lines were like Swiss cheese; states he put BP on notice about the problem.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) A hiring freeze in Alaska because of the cost to the state of the lack of oil production noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Betsy

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