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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Allen Interview #967408

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Day 50 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; some questions outlined on screen; map shown of the spill at the start & now.

(Buras, Louisiana: David Muir) The needs of the people on land featured; details given about who & what BP is paying; scenes shown from a BP claims office. [Deck hand Victoria EVANS‡, BP SPOKESMAN, boat welder Bill FARMER - comment on the claims issue.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Sam Champion) The government confirmation of a large plume of oil beneath the water's surface examined; virtual view of the plume of oil & chemicals shown; details given about the lack of studies on the health impact of the plume.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Earlier interview held with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen about the oil spill questions. [ALLEN - says we have an estimate on the oil flow; comments on "reconciling" the boats to work on cleanup; states we need to streamline this; notes the level of frustration & the need for unity of effort.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Magnolia Springs, Alabama: Yunji de Nies) One town's fight against the oil approaching the shore featured; scenes & virtual view shown from Magnolia Springs, Alabama, of the use of barges & booms to block the oil. [In the Gulf, MAN; Mayor Jamie HANSEN - comment on the operation.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
Champion, Sam;
Nies, Yunji de

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