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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974032

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) High-resolution underwater video of the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico shown; the latest developments with the spill updated; statistics on the leak and the toll on wildlife cited.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The magnitude of the oil spill featured; details given about the government’s confirmation of underwater oil plumes; diagrams shown. [NOAA administrator Jane LUBCHENCO†- says there is oil in the water column.] [NOAA chief science advisor Steven MURAWSKI†- says all of the oil is going to have ecological consequences.] [President OBAMA – says we talk to these folks so he knows whose ass to kick; criticizes BP CEO Tony Hayward.] [Oysterman Mitch JURISICH††- comments on the loss of a culture.]

(Orange Beach, Alabama: Mark Potter) Alabama’s efforts to keep the oil from coming ashore featured; scenes shown of cleanup crews picking up tar ball and of booms, skimmer ships and oil in the water off Orange Beach. [Orange Beach Mayor Tony KENNON†- calls for BP to fix it.] [Coast Guard Adm. Robert PAPP†- says any oil that gets ashore is a setback.]

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) The impact of the oil on wildlife featured; scenes shown of crosses on Grand Isle mourning the sea life and dead turtles, including a rare Kemp’s Ridley soaked in oil. [Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Johnny WILSON†, Mandy TUMLIN†- comment on the turtles.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Potter, Mark;
Sanders, Kerry
Duration:
00:06:40

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