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BP's "Top Kill" effort to stop the Gulf oil leak is underway. We'll have the latest developments on the mission during our live coverage tonight from Louisiana's Gulf coastline.
Anderson went out in a boat today with the governor of Louisiana to get an up close look at where the oil is concentrated along the marshes. Anderson had to wear special clothing and gloves due to the toxic environment. Don't miss his report tonight.
We're also keeping them honest. The big question tonight: Is enough being done to clean up the oil? Witnesses told Anderson today it seems crews are only going to where the cameras are rolling for what could be called clean-up photo-ops. You'll hear from Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and CNN's James Carville, who calls New Orleans home. Both are demanding more action from BP and the federal government.
Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat from the Gulf state of Florida, is putting pressure on the White House.
"If this thing doesn't work, then the president ought to turn this over to the military," Nelson said. "You've got
to have BP's cooperation because they have the best technical instruments, but we have got to have somebody in charge and I think the U.S. military is best suited to do that," he added.
Join us for our live coverage from the Gulf starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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