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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970655

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) New concerns about leaks from the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico reviewed; underwater video shown.

(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) A tense day about the bubbles seeping from the well featured; bubbles & robots at work & virtual view shown; details given about whether the well would have to be reopened thus releasing oil into the Gulf. [Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - worries about methane gas.] [LSU's Christopher D'ELIA†- asks what is natural & what is not.] Allen's blistering letter to BP about the leak quoted. [Florida State University oceanographer Ian MacDONALD†- states there is a nagging doubt.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Maps of the size of the oil spill on Day 58 versus Day 91 shown.

(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The question of where is the oil that has spilled examined; statistics cited, various map shown; details given about the status of the loop current. [On Fox on Sunday, Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER - says we are making progress.] [Coordinator Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT†- comments.] [Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation John LOPEZ†- comments on the ecologic impact.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Gutman, Matt;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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