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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970134

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 11, 2010
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The latest developments in dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reviewed.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) BP's work to put on a new cap to seal the oil well featured; underwater video of the runaway oil without a cap, the oily water, the oil rig near the well shown; details given about prior BP efforts & the relief wells {with diagrams shown}. [Voice of BP vice president Kent WELLS††- comments on the activity.] [On Fox, White House adviser David AXELROD - talks about containing all oil.] [May 14, BP COO Doug SUTTLES†- gives a timetable.] [Drilling supt. Dennis BARBER†- says the relief well will work.] The vexing estimates of the oil spill discussed.

Mitchell, Russ;
Strassmann, Mark

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