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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976438

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Underwater video with no oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The hope that the oil disaster is ending featured; underwater scenes of BP’s sealing cap shown; details given about the well integrity testing. [2 PEOPLE – react.] [BP COO Doug SUTTLES†- says we have to manage our expectations.] [President OBAMA – says we’re still in the testing phase.] [University of Houston Don VAN NIEUWENHUISE†- says it’s important to know whether the well has leaks.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL†- says this fight’s not over.] [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN†- says this is an intermediate step.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Avondale, Louisiana: Thanh Truong) The disposal of the oil that is cleaned up featured; scenes shown from River Birch Landfill outside New Orleans where oiled boom is buried and oil and water are separated in tanks. [River Birch Landfill technical director Vic CULPEPPER†- says it is not hazardous material.] [Tulane University Center for Environmental Public Health Luann WHITE†- says we need to make sure the landfills are properly permitted.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Truong, Thanh

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