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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976017

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Day 80 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; underwater video and map shown.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) BP’s revised timeline for completing the relief wells featured; statement from BP CEO Bob Dudley quoted; details given about the costs to BP; scenes shown of BP’s skimmer that separates oil and water. [MAN, incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – express skepticism.] [Lipow Oil Associates analyst Andy LIPOW†- cites the share price if BP caps the well in July.] [BP COO Doug SUTTLES – comments on the timeline.] [Actor Kevin COSTNER – says we take this fight to the oil.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) Concerns about the health and safety of cleanup workers featured; details given about the problems for former Exxon Valdez cleanup worker Gary Stubblefield‡, the scarcity of studies of the health impact of tanker spills and the effects on workers of the 2002 spill off the coast of Spain. [STUBBLEFIELD, his sister Barbara REED†- comment on his respiratory and brain problems.] [Stubblefield’s attorney Dennis MESTAS†- says the workers were abandoned to their fate.] [NIOSH director Dr. John HOWARD†- calls for a longer-term study of the Gulf spill.] The measures used to protect the Gulf workers discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Strassmann, Mark;
LaPook, Jon

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