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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / "A Whale" #969445

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Day 73 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico where stormy weather prevented any cleanup by skimmer ships introduced.

(Dothan Island, Alabama: Matt Gutman) A plan to save the billion birds migrating to the Gulf of Mexico from the oil examined; bird scenes shown; details given about options to keep the birds out of the oily marshes. [US Fish & Wildlife Service Beau HARDEGREE†- says the birds all converge on the Gulf coast; talks about the threat to flightless ducks.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Boothville, Louisiana: Jeffrey Kofman) The arrival of a super skimmer boat on the Mississippi River featured; scenes shown of & from the giant "whale" supertanker ship that came to help in the cleanup; details given about the mysterious Taiwanese owner Nobu Su. ["A Whale" Capt. Said RADHAKRISHNAN†, chief officer Mohan BHIST†- comment.] [Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- talks about the oil recovery ship.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Gutman, Matt;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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