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Dr. Ed Overton Interview - May 7, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-07

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | Overton, Edward B.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee


This segment from the May 7, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with Dr. Ed Overton of the LSU School of the Coast and Environment on the ongoing BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Whinham talks to Dr. Overton about the latest available video from the coast, the type of oil involved in the spill, the growing quantity of oil due to the uncapped well, the dispersal of the oil, and his concerns over the damage to the Gulf ecosystem that we cannot see from the surface.