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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970545

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2010
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(Studio: Ron Claiborne) The situation at the capped BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) BP's position on the oil spill site as the cap holds examined; underwater video & diagrams shown. [University of Houston Don VAN NIEUWENHUISE†- says BP has the well under control.] [Voice of BP vice president Kent WELLS - says the test is extended.] A letter from Representative Edward Markey about the flow from the well quoted & BP's potential fine & how BP has been underestimating the spill cited.

(Studio: Ron Claiborne) Report introduced.

(In the Gulf: Ted Oberg) A quiet day at the well site reviewed; scenes shown of the ships & rigs & oil in the water 5>34>40Heat Wave

(Studio: Ron Claiborne) The nationwide heat wave reviewed; temperature map shown.

(Chicago: Eric Horng) The hot weather featured; scenes shown of people outdoors; details given about heat deaths & the causing weather phenomena. [Two WOMEN, KNXV meteorologist Rich DAHLQUIST†, MAN, two Chicago FOLKS - talk about the heat.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Gutman, Matt;
Oberg, Ted;
Horng, Eric

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