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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976106

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Day 85 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; underwater video shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The testing of the new cap on the oil pipe featured; underwater video and animation shown; details given about the lasting impact of the spill on Louisiana. [Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - comments on the condition of the well.] [Voice of BP vice president Kent WELLS†- apologizes for the delay in starting the test.] [Coast Guard Chris WHITAKER‡- talks about maintaining the boom.] [P&J Oyster Co. co-owner Sal SUNSERI†- comments on his business.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Thanh Truong) The opposition of L residents to President Obama‚Äôs moratorium on offshore drilling featured; details given of the focus on platforms that carry blowout preventers. [Pipe inspector Paul CALLAIS‡- comments on the uncertainty about his job.] [Interior Department Michael BROMWICH†- says it is too risky to allow deepwater drilling to continue.] [Lafourche Parish, Louisiana president Charlotte RANDOLPH††- says it will end life as we know it.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Truong, Thanh
Duration:
00:05:20

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