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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #977209

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 2010
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(Studio: Ann Curry) A snag in the effort to plug BP’s damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico reported.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Lisa Myers) The impact of the chemical dispersants used by BP to break up the oil examined; scenes shown of a morgue for dead dolphins and sea turtles; details given of a warning about the risks to marine life and human health and the position of COREXIT maker Nalco. [Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Megan BROADWAY†- worries about the dolphins.] [Toxicologist Joe GRIFFITH††- says the dispersed oil is more likely to be toxic than the crude oil itself.] [Toxicologist William SAWYER††- says we have evidence that the dispersant has increased the toxicity from the spill.]

Curry, Ann;
Myers, Lisa

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