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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Michigan Oil Leak #977142

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concern that BP will bail out of the oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico once the well is plugged featured; details given about the plan to downsize the Vessels of Opportunity program; scenes shown of oil in the marshes. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – says we need to adjust our resources.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER – says we’re going to hold their feet to the fire.]

(Barataria Bay, Louisiana: Janet Shamlian) Efforts to cap an abandoned well that is spewing oil and gas into the Gulf featured; scenes shown; details given about the problem from abandoned wells; map shown. [Jefferson Parish director of homeland security Deano BONANO†- says it’s not good news for us.] [Charter captain James PETERS††- says there’s more wellheads in Louisiana than there are people.] [Greenpeace executive director Philip RADFORD†- says the only solution is better regulation.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River updated; scenes shown.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Shamlian, Janet

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