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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #967324

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 06, 2010
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(Studio: Dan Harris) Day 48 of the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(Buras, Louisiana: David Muir) BP's latest efforts to plug the leak & the anger along the Gulf coast reviewed; scenes shown of the oil off Louisiana, the marshes, an oil-stained pelican, a BP video of the top being placed on the pipe & a shrimp boat at sea. [On "This Week," Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- says this is a war.] [At a town meeting, Orange Beach Mayor Tom KENNON†, council's Ed CARROLL†- address questions to a BP representative.] [BP CEO Tony HAYWARD - says his comments were taken out of context.] The view of locals that BP is not sending enough resources to the Gulf coast discussed.

(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Yunji de Nies) The hidden disaster from the oil spill under water featured; scenes shown of oily birds, dead fish & a dolphin & the Gulf Shores sands; details given about the chemical dispersants. [Marine conservationist Rick STEINER†- says many wildlife die & drift away; lists the kinds of damages to animals; says the dispersants "hides it"; notes you cannot save a blue-fin tuna.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) A picture from Gulf Shores, Alabama, of a beachgoer wearing a gas mask shown.

(Pensacola: John Hendren) The impact of oil on shore on the tourism in Florida featured; scenes shown from the beach, the BP claims office & a beach cleanup. [BEACHCOMBER, singer Jimmy BUFFETT, Florida Governor Charlie CRIST - react to this environmental disaster.]

Harris, Dan;
Muir, David;
Nies, Yunji de;
Hendren, John

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