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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Leifer Interview #967737

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The government's revised estimates on the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico noted; inset video shown of the leak on Day 52; a statement from BP quoted & questions raised by the statement outlined. [April 29, MaY 14, May 19, BP COO Doug SUTTLES; May 19, BP's SPOKESMAN - give estimates of the flow.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Upcoming Items on the spill previewed.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier phone interview held with University of California at Santa Barbara professor Ira Leifer about the oil leak; inset underwater video from BP shown. [LEIFER†- says BP's numbers were low-balled; assumes BP does not want us to know the flow numbers; comments on the problems with making measurements of the plume.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) How Leifer has been tasked by the government to measure the flow rate & President Obama's visit to other coastal states next week noted.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville about the new oil flow rate estimates. [CARVILLE - says Obama needs to get accurate information out while BP keeps revising the numbers; states we are being invaded by this oil; calls for an act of Congress to be changed, but they are lawyered up.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:13:00

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