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KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.). Blowout: Special report. 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll38/item/350.

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KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.). (1979). Blowout: Special report. KUHT Highlights. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll38/item/350

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Title Blowout: Special report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Caffrey, Kevin, director
Contributor (Local)
  • August, Micheal J., associate producer/reporter
  • Kennedy, Al, editor
  • Wobbe, Paul, editor
  • Wright, Susan, reporter
Date 1979
Description 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.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Offshore oil well drilling
  • Oil spills
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Mexico, Gulf of (gulf)
Genre (AAT)
  • television programs
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Moving Image
Format (IMT)
  • video/mp4
Original Item Location ID 1997-006, AV Shelving
Original Collection KUHT Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=157
Digital Collection KUHT Highlights
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll38
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is protected by copyright. Copyright to this resource is held by the creator or current rights holder, and the resource is provided here for educational purposes. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without permission of the copyright owner. Users assume full responsibility for any infringement of copyright or related rights.
File Name blowout_special_report1979.mp4
Access File Run Time 00:59:17
Grant Funding This film was digitized and made available by a generous grant from the Texas State Library and Archives TexTreasure Grant.
Sound type Sound