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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Rig Explosion / Spill #971868

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 29, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The state of emergency in Louisiana with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; scenes and map shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The race against time to contain the oil featured; details given of the White House response; scenes shown of crews with boom in Venice, Louisiana and the burning oil. [NOAA’s Charlie HENRY†- comments on the spread of the oil.] [Louisiana Bucket Brigade Anne ROLFES†- states you can count on the oil industry to underestimate a problem.] [President OBAMA - says his administration will use every available resource.] [BP senior external affairs manager Marti POWERS†- says no one has had to fight a leak 5000 feet down.] [University of Texas Greg McCORMACK†- comments on the difficulty of building a relief well.] The cost to BP of the cleanup cited.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The Louisiana shrimpers’ lawsuit against BP noted.

(Port Sulphur, Louisiana: Mark Potter) The threat to the livelihoods of coastal residents featured; scenes shown from Port Sulphur, Louisiana. [Black Velvet Restaurant owner Byron MARINOVICH†- says this could affect our lifestyle for years to come.] [Fisherman Walter BARTHELEMY‡, oysterman Kuzma TESVICH††- worry.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Potter, Mark
Duration:
00:06:10

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