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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #976520

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Day 88 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map shown of the no-fishing zone. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Kelly Cobiella) The testing of the new cap on the well updated; underwater scenes shown; details given about the pressure readings, concern about leaks and plans to start capturing oil again; scenes shown of the ships at the leak site. [Voice of national incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – states we will vent the oil if there is a problem.] [Petroleum Engineering Research Lab director Darryl BOURGOYNE†- explains the low pressure.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL†- notes the high stakes.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Viewer question about the impact of the spill on the environment addressed.

Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly

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