Massive Oil spill solution already exists

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There's a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on Tuesday in an interview with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister, the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off the surface, treat and discharge the contaminated water, and either salvage or destroy the slick.

to read Mark Warren's article published on May 26, 2010 on www.indybay.org, click on

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/26/18648971.php

Read more:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gulf-oil-spill-supertankers-051310...

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Or the "all of the above" for the best of breed solution.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1650238/bp-its-time-to-get-creative-with-oil-...

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Quote demandside:

There's a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on Tuesday in an interview with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister, the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off the surface, treat and discharge the contaminated water, and either salvage or destroy the slick.

That's not some ad hoc shot from the hip--its the classic clean up method. Only it gathers all the evidence up into a measurable form. Instead, BP deliberately chose to "hide the body" by dumping as much dispersant on it as possible. This submerges and diffuses the oil so it cannot be seen, measured, or (unfortunately for us) collected from the water. This is not a goof, it is a criminal, intentional evasion and obstruction of justice.

Poor Richard

The Dispersant is the smoking gun

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Monterey Mills, Co. in Janesville, WI offers solution to spill as BP tries to "pull the wool" over our eyes!

After reading/viewing cnbc.com's 17 ideas for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill, (see: http://www.cnbc.com/id/37593652/17_Ways_To_Clean_Up_The_Gulf_Oil_Spill?slide=1), what about this idea from Monterey Mills Co. in Janesville, WI? It doesn't have the downside of some other more "natural" methods of cleaning up the oil spill (using pine shavings, hay, etc.) with the difficulty in recollecting the soaked up material from the water.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Bku6uWHXQ&feature=player_embedded

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RE: Corexit 9500

The dispersal agent Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, Illinois that is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm). In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled “Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview” Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed.

Full article on EU Times Online Newspaper

COREXIT 9500 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

*** *** ***

The following product looks MUCH BETTER than COREXIT, wouldn't you agree?
Oil Treatment International Website
Neither OTI’s products nor the results of biodegradation are toxic.

OTI manufactures the following products for their respective application:

SOT 11 (Solid Oil Treatment) for decontaminating waters,
LOT 11 (Liquid Oil Treatment) for decontaminating soils and
OTI’s Combined Application (LOT 11 and SOT 11) for cleaning solid objects such as tanks, vessels, beaches and animals,
polluted with crude petroleum or it’s heavier fractions. OTI’s products were successfully tested with oil ranging from Light Crude Oil to Heavy Oil (also referred to as HFO, Heavy Fuel Oil).

I wonder why we have not heard more about this???


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