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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Rig Explosion / Spill #964141

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Don Teague) The Coast Guard plan to burn off oil spilled from the oil rig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico featured; map & aerial views & diagrams of crude oil on the water shown. [Coast Guard R/Adm. Mary LANDRY†- says this is "serious."] [Gulf Restoration Network director Cynthia SARTHOU†- says the oil will reach land.] Statistics on offshore oil drilling & the dangers for workers & rigs cited. [Sierra Club's Athan MANUEL†- talks about the dangers to workers & the environment.] [On a Texas oil platform, president Marvin ODOM‡- talks about oil production.] The tactic of burning the oil off the American coastline discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Teague, Don

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