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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976031

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Day 80 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s response to the spill updated; scenes shown of the Navy blimp that will help spot the oil, workers cleaning up tar balls on the beach; details given about the impact of oil under the sand. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – responds to BP’s revised date for completion of the relief wells.] [Dauphin Island Sea Lab executive director George CROZIER†- notes the inhabitants of the beach are not the most critical in the ecosystem.] [Santa Rosa Island Authority Buck LEE†- explains his approach.]

(Miami: Tom Costello) The process of drilling relief wells examined; scenes shown of the rigs and the Baker Hughes facility in Houston where the technology is made; animation shown. [Texas A&M University Gene BECK†- demonstrates the path of the drill.] [Baker Hughes Mathias SCHLECHT††- explains how the assembly is steered.] [University of Houston Don VAN NIEUWENHUISE†- predicts a 95 percent chance of success.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Costello, Tom

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