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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970582

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 89 in the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as the test for the containment cap is being extended noted.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The significance of pressure levels in the test examined; underwater video shown; details given about the relief wells. [Voice of BP vice president Kent WELLS - comments on the test & long-term containment options.] [Former oil industry executive Bob CAVNAR†- assesses the test process.] The timetable for the relief wells discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Mobile, Alabama: Mark Potter) The deep economic & environmental impact of the oil spill examined; aerial video from a Coast Guard flight over the Gulf & scenes of the Alabama & Pensacola Beach beaches shown. [Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. David HUNTER†- recounts seeing the oil from the air.] [Vacationers Patty HICKS, Escambia County commissioners Grover ROBINSON†, Gene VALENTINO†- comment on the oil problem.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) The Coast Guard decision the skimmer "A Whale" is too big to use now noted.

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Potter, Mark
Duration:
00:06:00

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