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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976053

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Day 84 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s effort to place a sealing cap on the leaking well featured; underwater video and animation shown; scenes shown of a protestor at a public hearing. [Voice of BP COO Doug SUTTLES†- comments on the risk from hydrates.] [LSU Department of Environmental Sciences Ed OVERTON†- explains why the pressure of the flow is checked.] [BP senior vice president Kent WELLS†- explains the contingency plan if the relief wells don’t work.]

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Ron Mott) Problems with the claims process featured; scenes shown of Florida Governor Charlie Crist and claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg on the beach. [FEINBERG – notes the need for corroboration.] [Lake Pontchartrain Fishermen’s Assn. president Pete GERICA†- says fishermen have to have a record of sales.] [Orange Beach, Alabama Mayor Tony KENNON†- criticizes BP’s PR campaign while payments are delayed.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Mott, Ron

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