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Blowout: Special report
Date
1979
Main contributor
KUHT-TV (Television station)
Summary
This film discusses a blowout of an offshore oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, one of eighteen wells run by Mexican Oil company Pemex. The well blowout turned out to be uncapable and it became the largest spill of its kind to date, shedding 2 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf. American response strategy involved members of the Coast Guard and  the Environmental Protection Agency. They identified Laguna Madre estuary as a major point of response on the Texas coast. Credits: August, Michael J. (associate producer/reporter), Kennedy, Al (editor), Wobbe, Paul (editor), Wright, Susan (reporter), Caffrey, Kevin (director).
Contributors
Caffrey, Kevin; August, Michael J.; Wright, Susan
Genre
television programs
Subjects
Offshore oil well drilling; Oil spills; KUHT-TV (Television station)
Location
Gulf of Mexico
Collection
KUHT Film and Video
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Terms of Use
["In Copyright"]
Physical Description
00:59:17
Notes

This film was digitized and made available by a generous grant from the Texas State Library and Archives TexTreasure Grant.

Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

KUHT Film and Video

Other Identifiers
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do5187pq177; Other: ID 1997-006, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/11417; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm18773v43p