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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970251

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010
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(New Orleans: Katie Couric) The plan to start pressure tests on the new cap to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico noted; underwater video of the oil leak out of the side shown.

(Aboard the Helex Producer: Katie Couric) A view from the oil disaster site presented; scenes shown from onboard the Helex Producer, a ship that collects the oil & gas; animated diagram of the capping stack shown. [On the ship, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - talks about the procedure to contain all the oil; explains what the psi pressure will tell us.] [On shore, ALLEN - talks about the integrity test.]

(New Orleans: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The lasting damage from the oil spill examined; scenes shown from onboard an oyster boat; details given of the impact of the spill on the seafood & tourism industries; scenes shown of Gulf coast tourism ads. [OYSTERMAN, seafood WOMAN, restaurant owner Jim FLIP†- talk about the seafood stigma.] [Brand Inst. vice president Scott PIERGROSSI†- talks about public relations.]

(New Orleans: Katie Couric) The claims filed against BP noted.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Kelly Cobiella) The plight of the workers filing for BP claims examined; details given about why claims are stalled. [Seafood worker Karen HOPKINS - says she applied for food stamps; talks about BP taking away her security.] [BP vice president Darryl WILLIS†- comments on claims.] [Seafood company owner Dean BLANCHARD - complains about BP.]

Couric, Katie;
Strassmann, Mark;
Cobiella, Kelly

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