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Gulf of Mexico / BP Oil Spill #1036382

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The guilty plea from BP and its agreement to pay the largest fine ever for the deadly explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 noted; photos and footage shown.

(New Orleans: Manuel Bojorquez) The case against BP reviewed; details given about the actions of managers Robert Kaluza† and Donald Vidrine†, who were charged with manslaughter, and charges against former BP vice president David Rainey†† for lying to investigators; animation shown. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – says the company admitted that as a result of their actions people died unnecessarily.] [Assistant Attorney General Lanny BREUER††- describes what Rainey did to make the spill appear less catastrophic.] [Victim’s widow Shelley ANDERSON††- reacts to the settlement.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The account from Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams about his escape from the burning rig; footage shown. [In “60 Minutes” interview, WILLIAMS – recounts what happened.]

Pelley, Scott;
Bojorquez, Manuel

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