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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / A Discussion (Part I) #970508

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the stoppage of the oil flow from the pipe in the Gulf of Mexico reported; underwater video shown; details given about the options after 87 days. [BP COO Doug SUTTLES†- offers caution.]

(studio: Chad Myers) The current state of the oil operation at the well reviewed; diagrams of the old cap, the bent pieces, the new top, the closing of the valves to stop the oil & this current operating mechanism before the relief wells are done shown.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, Representative Ed Markey & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil crisis; underwater video shown. [NUNGESSER - describes the reaction of the fishermen to the oil stoppage.] [MARKEY - says his concern is that this is early, so be cautious because of the pressure on the pipe.] [BRINKLEY - notes this is not the end game & BP has not paid out yet.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Myers, Chad

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