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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #975938

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Day 77 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map and underwater video shown; the cost to BP cited.

(Belle Chasse, Louisiana: Thanh Truong) The efforts to contain the oil updated; scenes shown of the supertanker A Whale, and the Helix Producer containment vessel. [Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT††- comments on the setback from the bad weather, the limitations of A Whale, the containment operations and the drilling of the relief wells.] The arrival of tar balls in Texas and Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Ron Mott) The grim holiday weekend on the beaches featured; scenes shown from Pensacola Beach and Sandestin. [Tourists Chris RIVERS, Ann WILLIAMS† – comment.] [Castaway's owner Tim WHALEY††- says the season is ruined.] [Realtor Fred SIMMONS‡- notes the drop in reservations.] [Sandestin Resort John RUSSELL†- comments on efforts to lure customers.] The upcoming Blue Angels air show noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) A powerful storm threatening southern Louisiana and a tropical wave in the western Caribbean noted; maps shown.

Williams, Brian;
Truong, Thanh;
Mott, Ron

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