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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Hofmeister Interview #976542

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concern about leaks from BPā€™s capped well in the Gulf of Mexico featured; underwater video and animation of the seepage on the ocean floor shown; pressure readings cited. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN ā€“ notes the focus on gas bubbles.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS ā€“ comments on the pressure tests.] [Purdue University professor Steve WERELEY†- offers a rainy day plan.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister† about the integrity of the well. [From Washington, DC, HOFMEISTER ā€“ says there is a huge debate about the quality of the well and whether the cap will lead to more breaches; raises the possibility of perpetual seepage; states there is a contest between the government and the shareholders of BP.]

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Mark Potter) The impact of the oil spill on Gulf coast business owners updated. [Bella Luna Pizza co-owners James PATTERSON† and Eric KOURI†, dive shop owner Eilene BEARD††, hotel owner Julian MacQUEEN††, Scoot-A-Round Scooter Rentals owner C.J. GOUGH††- comment on uncertainty, lost business and BP.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Potter, Mark

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