Possible Solutions to Oil Spill

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Would this work? We could quarantine the oil soaked hay and have the oil eating bacteria clean it or extract the oil and recycle/reuse. Just a question?

We have scientists, chemists, astronauts, Dr's and biologists,

but it takes two farmers to think up something like this:


CowboyOH's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm


What a good way to get American farmers involved.


Justin Hanes's picture
Justin Hanes
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

what if they were to bury the leaks with sandbags untull they are able to do the drill and fill.

intruder's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

I love this. I love seeing people start to think about how we can do this naturally.

A guy was on the show talking about Gator, a company in Canada, that has microbes that will eat up the oil, neutralize it. So if we could use a microbe that will eat the oil, and neutralize it, we risk that microbe using too much of the oxygen right? So how could we help to offset this, what could we use?

Any ideas???

Also people make hair mats, which is great. Hair does not absorb the oil, the oil coats the hair, then you can strip it out, and reuse the hair mats many times over.

prgrsvmama's picture
May. 11, 2010 8:16 am

As a biology teacher, I use a product called Enviro-bond to demonstrate polymers and oil spill clean up. We buy it through teacher supply companies like Flinn Scientific. It works great!

Treeli's picture
May. 21, 2010 12:15 pm

Long live the friendly bacteria. Good bacteria can also help us solve global climate change. I am glad other people are talking about microbes and hair mats. The earth can heal itself. Here is my research: http://norimuster.com/writing/organiccures.html

Here is a company that uses microbes and aeration (circulating the water from top to bottom) to clear waterways: http://www.clean-flo.com/

norimuster's picture
May. 10, 2010 9:38 am

Yesterday on Thom's show, a man named Armond suggested plugging the well with iron balls. I think that is genius. He said to start with bowling ball size balls and add larger balls to bury the pipes. He said cement and other heavy things would not work because of the water, but iron will pretty much plug it up. I added it as an item on my organic cures page.


norimuster's picture
May. 10, 2010 9:38 am

These comments about hay, hair, oil-eating bacteria, polymer coagulants, iron, etc. demonstrate that there may be some reason that BP wants the Deepwater Horizon oil to continue flowing and wants to continue dumping toxic dispersant chemicals in the Gulf. It seems impossible that they could simply be too stupid to stop or capture the flow.

Well, I guess it could be the Peter Principle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle . BP has a history of retaliating against competence and integrity in its ranks.

Either way, I think the government needs to push BP aside and actually keep them completely out of the way. We the people need to manage this disaster using public resources and contractors without conflicts of interest and simply hand BP the bill at the end. That should be the policy with all kinds of environmental (i.e. public property) damage because the original culprits always have conflicts of interest.

Even libertarians (if sincere) ought to agree that the legal owners of publicly owned property such as deep water offshore oil reservoirs and other publicly held natural resources should call the shots-- not the bad-faith renters or contractees. If the fine print in public resource contracts favor the contractee over the contractor (the people) such contracts should be judged fraudulent and corrupt on their face. Real libertarians and conservatives do not defend fraudulent contracts, misrepresentation, malfeasance, perjury, injury, or any other corrupt or dishonorable practices on the part of either government or business.

Poor Richard

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Poor Richard
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

The platform called Atlantis in the gulf is very vulnerable to a similar accident and catastophic oil spill. While we and BP are cleaning this spill, we need to require them to prevent another. The extra safeguard well capper that Norway and Brazil require should be required from this day forward!

May. 26, 2010 8:31 am

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