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(Studio: Katie Couric) The announcement that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be contained by Monday reported; underwater video and map shown.
(Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The response effort updated; scenes shown of the leak site and the EPA’s air quality stations; animation shown of the Helix Producer containment ship and the new sealing cap; details given about health risks for the cleanup workers. [BP COO Doug SUTTLES- says we’re trying to stop the flow and contain it.] [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN- notes the possibility of hydrocarbons going into the environment.] [NRDC senior scientist Dr. Gina SOLOMON- says the chemicals have been linked to neurological problems or cancer.] [EPA on-site coordinator Chris RUHL- says we want to find out what is in the air.] NOTE: technical difficulty.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Port St. Joe, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The efforts to save the sea turtles reviewed; scenes shown of the eggs being dug out of the sand and placed in a Fed Ex truck and of the leatherback turtle Dawn, who laid her eggs in Panama and is heading back to the Gulf; map shown; details given about the challenges for loggerhead turtles. [Sea Turtle Conservancy David GODFREY- says they’re very fragile.] [US Fish and Wildlife Service turtle expert Sandy MacPHERSON- says if they encounter the toxic oil they will die.] Viewer question on whether BP has established a wildlife fund discussed.
- Couric, Katie;
- Strassmann, Mark;
- Cobiella, Kelly
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