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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #975183

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 60 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The announcement that BP CEO Tony Hayward will be removed from day-to-day operations featured; BP ad shown. [From Sky News, BP chairman Carl-Henric SVANBERG†- says Tony has made remarks that have upset people.] [At yesterday’s Congressional hearing, HAYWARD – says he’s not stonewalling.] [Crisis communications expert Eric DEZENHALL††- says these personnel moves accomplish very little because you still have oil all over the place.] [Earlier, SVANBERG – says we care about the small people.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The efforts to clean up the mess and cap the well updated; underwater video shown; animation shown of the relief well; details given of concern about methane in the oil; scenes shown of barges lining up to protect Barataria Bay. [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- comments on the oil collection process.] [Oil industry expert Bob CAVNAR†- comments on the difficulty of drilling the relief well.] [Texas A&M University John KESSLER†- comments on the methane and natural gas.] [Coast Guard Capt. Gary KESSELL†- comments on the barge operations.] Accusations of negligence and misconduct against BP from well co-owner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and the Interior Department’s directive involving blowout prevention plans mentioned.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Franklin, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) The shutdown of Louisiana’s AmeriPure oyster processing company due to the oil spill featured; scenes shown from the company’s plant on its last day and of employee Latoya Wilson crying. [Co-owner Pat FAHEY†- says it’s a sad day.] [Employee Nicole GIBSON††- wonders what they will do.] [Tearfully, co-owner John TESVICH†- says we hope to get back where we were.]

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Myers, Lisa;
Thompson, Anne;
Sanders, Kerry
Duration:
00:08:10

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