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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / A Discussion (Part II) #968969

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Louisiana's request of 10 million from BP for mental health help following the suicide of a Louisiana fisherman noted.

(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) BP's response to the mental health crisis examined; letter from BP COO Doug Suttles to the state quoted. [Louisiana health secretary Alan LEVINE†- says there is evidence of drinking, depression, stress; agrees BP should help pay.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Chuck COLEMAN - says we need to deal with mental health issues.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion continued with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & James Carville about the mental health crisis. [NUNGESSER - says we have serious problems: the families have been devastated & are just holding on.] [CARVILLE - comments on the mental health problems in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez spill; states it is a way of life/culture for the people here: the people love that land.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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