CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 2010
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(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The setback in the cleanup effort from Hurricane Alex featured; scenes shown of oil in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay, the super skimmer called A Whale. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN- says our skimming and recovery operations have been hampered by the weather.] [From YouTube, BP CEO Bob DUDLEY – says we will find a way to shut this well off.] [Grand Isle grocery store owner Shelly LANDRY- reacts to Dudley.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Corpus Christi, Texas: Armen Keteyian) BP’s dubious record for paying claims examined; ads shown; footage shown of the 2005 fire at BP’s Texas City refinery; details given about the plight of the Dean family and their lawsuit against BP. [June 6, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD- says we have paid every claim.] [Former Texas City worker Ralph DEAN- recalls BP’s broken promises to pay for his wife’s injuries.] [Dean family attorney Rene HAAS- says BP didn’t feel like they had to pay the bills.]
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