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Dr. Ed Overton Interview - May 28, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-28

Duration: 00:03:52

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

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee

Description

This segment from the May 28, 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 need for more skimmer boats to skim the oil from the surface of offshore waters, the need for more resources from the federal government to help the clean-up efforts, and his view that the use of a super tanker will not be viable for this oil spill.