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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #968933

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 27, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 69 of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map shown of the course of Tropical Storm Alex.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) What a hurricane in the Gulf could do to the spill control & oil cleanup efforts examined; scenes shown of the Development Driller {DDII & DDIII} relief wells; details given about the drilling plan. [Florida Governor Charlie CHRIST†- comments on hurricane season.] [Offshore installation manager Chris WITKOWSKI‡- comments on Alex's track.] [Drilling supt. Wendell GUIDRY††- talks about moving the DDII rig.] [BP well site leader Mitchell BULLOCK†- says we will get the relief well down & they work.] The depression among local residents noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with The Weather Channels's Chris Warren about the storm; weather maps shown. [WARREN - talks about the course of the storm that could reach hurricane strength.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Mark Potter) A visit to a vulnerable beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, featured; scenes shown of a pool of liquid oil on the beach. [Alabama vacationer Jamie & Jennifer BIBLE‡- say there favorite place is in danger.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live coverage from the Gulf next week noted.

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Potter, Mark

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