NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2010
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(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.
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