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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #969521

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2010
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(Studio: David Muir) Day 75 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) Charges by local officials that BP & the Coast Guard are lying about the number of skimmers trying to block the oil examined; statistics cited; details given about the impact of recent storms; scenes shown of the "Whale" skimmer. [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†- suggests the numbers do not exist.] [Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT†- talks about the giant ship.] [Mikee's Oyster Bar Eddie SPENCE†- talks about tough times.] [Empire Fireworks owner Charles LeNORMAND†- talks about lack of business.]

(Studio: David Muir) Live pictures of the underwater oil spill shown.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The history of neglect by the oil industry & the MMS government agency reviewed; details given about a 2008 crane collapse on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico & about the lack of fines for safety violations. [Representative Nick RAHALL - says there is no watchdog.] [Bureau of Ocean Energy director Michael BROMWICH†- talks about investigative ability.]

Muir, David;
Gutman, Matt;
Thomas, Pierre

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