ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 18, 2010
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(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) The growing debate between BP & the government over the capping procedures for the oil that has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico examined; underwater video shown of the cap, oil on the surface & an oily bird in the marshes; details given about the crucial pressure readings. [Voice of COO Doug SUTTLES- says it is hopeful.] A statement from retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen about test extensions quoted. [Cornell lab of ornithology Marc DANTZKER- talks about the risk for oiled birds.] The possible significance of the mysterious bubbles seen on the BP video & why BP may not want to siphon all the oil to the surface ships discussed.
(Studio: Dan Harris) The lasting effects of the oil in Alaska from the Exxon Valdez spill examined; scenes shown of the ecosystem; details given about the social effects in the region. [Fisherman Tom LOPEZ- says it takes a lot of time.] [Marine conservation consultant professor Rick STEINER- talks about the lack of fish recovery & the emotional problems in the Gulf.] [Alaska oil spill commission Walter PARKER- says let's regulate the industry.]
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