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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #969557

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 75 in the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; underwater video of the leaking oil shown.

(Chalmette, Louisiana: Tranh Truong) The delay in the oil cleanup due to the stormy weather featured; scenes shown of the "A Whale" supertanker & other ships in the oil rig area. [In the air, Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUNKUNFT†- says the weather holds the upper hand; states how much oil can be moved per day & the timetable for capping the well.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Pensacola Beach: Ron Mott) The lost weekend for tourism on the Gulf coast featured; scenes shown from Pensacola Beach, Florida, [Bar owner Chris SEAMAN‡, Escambia County tourism council Denis McKINNON†- offer views on the drop in business due to the catastrophe.] [Escambia County commissioner Gene VALENTINO†- criticize the government.] [In Orange Beach, Alabama, BOY - reacts to the oil.]

Holt, Lester;
Truong, Tranh;
Mott, Ron

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