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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Allen Interview #970169

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 2010
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(Buras, Louisiana: Diane Sawyer) Day 84 of the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; video {& animated diagram} of the oil pouring out as the cap is lowered shown. ["Physics of the Impossible" author Dr. Michio KAKU†- cites the danger of overpressurising the pipe.] [In earlier interview from Houston, Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - talks about this day in the response to capping the well; states we are not at that point we can contain all the oil.]

(Buras, Louisiana: Diane Sawyer, Steve Osunsami) The forms that coastal residents have to fill out for compensation from BP discussed.

(Buras: Steve Osunsami) The residents' anger over the BP claims process featured. [Fisherman Darrell MONEAUX†- asks how he can pay his bills.] [BP's Allen CARPENTER†- comments on claims.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†, US oil spill damage claims administrator Kenneth FEINBERG†-comment on the process for emergency payments.]

(Buras, Louisiana: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Panama City Beach, Florida: Matt Gutman) First Lady Michelle Obama's first trip to the Gulf featured; scenes shown from Panama Beach & from Jimmy Buffett's free concert in Alabama. [OBAMA - jokes about the heat.]

(Buras, Louisiana: Diane Sawyer) Tomorrow's boat trip into the bayous of Cajun country previewed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Steve, Diane Sawyer,;
Osunsami, Steve;
Gutman, Matt

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