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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #970711

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Concerns about problems with leakage from the cap on BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico noted; map of the extent of the spill shown.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Kelly Cobiella) The status of the containment cap & the pressure readings examined; underwater video, an oil boom & the beaches shown. [Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - comments on the small seepages & the timetable.] [On Sunday, voice of BP COO Doug SUTTLES - comments on the integrity test & getting the well closed.] [Grand Isle Chief Aubrey CHAISSON†- comments on the situation.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The income from recreational fishing in Louisiana cited.

(Grand Isle: Harry Smith) Some hopeful signs in south Louisiana for the fishermen featured; scenes shown from the dock, boats on the water, crab traps & a family fishing. [Fishing boat captain Vern LEDOUX†, Keith BERGERON†- react to better days.]

Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Smith, Harry

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