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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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