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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Feinberg Interview #975168

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The confusion over who is managing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the roles of Carl-Henric Svanberg†, Tony Hayward and Bob Dudley noted; the latest developments on Day 60 reviewed.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Don Teague) The oil disaster updated; scenes shown of the barge blockade at Louisiana’s Barataria Bay and the oil separating machines developed by actor Kevin Costner’s company; underwater video shown; details given of the threat to marine life from methane gas. [Jefferson Parish emergency preparedness director Deano BONANO†- says give a Cajun some tools and he’s gonna figure out how to do something.] [Grand Isle Mayor David CAMARDELLE†- describes the barge tactic; says there are too many chiefs.] [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- comments on the oil collection process.] Viewer question about the safety of the relief wells discussed; animation shown.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on spill claims filed and paid cited. Live interview held with Kenneth Feinberg, who will oversee the compensation fund. [From Baton Rouge, FEINBERG – says this is an unprecedented situation involving thousands of claimants; states BP has no say on claims he declares to be legitimate; comments on fraud, the 20 billion dollar escrow fund, lawsuits, accountability and the possibility of BP going bankrupt.]

Couric, Katie;
Teague, Don

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