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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976500

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Day 88 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 well updated; underwater scenes shown; details given about the pressure readings; scenes shown of claims administrator Ken Feinberg at a meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal smiling about a successful fishing trip. [Voice of national incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN†- says we need to be careful not to do any harm.] [President OBAMA - says we won’t be done until we have a permanent solution in place.] [Gulf Shores, Alabama Mayor Robert CRAFT†- expresses skepticism.] [Fisherman George HAYES‡- comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Thanh Truong) The testing of Gulf seafood to see if it is safe to eat featured; details given about the smell test and chemical analysis. [Seafood inspector Gary LOPINTO††- says we haven’t rejected anything.] [Louisiana health officer Jimmy GUIDRY†- notes the risk to the industry.] [Restaurant owner Mara LEVI†- comments on questions about safety.] [Chicago chef Eddie DE JESUS†- comments on his commitment to Gulf seafood.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Truong, Thanh

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