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Originally posted by ohioriver
Isn't oil that comes straight out of the ground, before being processed, black? What is it with all the red oil? Is this some deception to hide carbon sequestration gone horribly wrong?
Oil is a gooey, slippery black fluid that comes out of the ground. Sometimes it's close to the surface and actually bubbles out of the ground
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
You've got to love the American people. Here are two guys in their garage trying to figure out how to deal with this problem. Whether it works or not (I'm not sure we can fill the ocean up with hay) they are giving it a shot.
There's a great deal of brainstorming going on all around the country right now. I find the efforts most admirable.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Yup, this is certainly a seemingly sound way to deal with the slick ...
My only question would be, considering the volume of material needed to soak up what seems like a minimum amount of oil in this demonstration is 1. how much actual material would be needed at the scale of the present slick, and 2. what could be the unintended consequences (and there always are) of dropping this much material onto an ocean?
Having said all that, we need to be throwing everything we have at this problem as soon as possible.
Edit for dyslexia
[edit on 7 May 2010 by schrodingers dog]