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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #975401

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 2010
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Day 73 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map and underwater video shown.

(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.]

Pelley, Scott;
Strassmann, Mark;
Keteyian, Armen

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