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Dr. Ed Overton Interview (July 16, 2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-16

Duration: 00:06:36

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee


This segment from the July 16, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Dr. Ed Overton of the LSU School of the Coast and Environment on the ongoing BP Oil Spill. Dr. Overton discusses: BP’s latest attempts to cap the well; the performance of the “A Whale” oil super tanker; oil-eating bacteria; and the possible long-term impact of the oil spill on plant and animal life in the Gulf of Mexico.