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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.
the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off the surface, treat and discharge the contaminated water,
Originally posted by bigyin
Looking at Skandi ROV 2 just now it looks as though a giant hoover has been placed over the cap. The escaping oil is being funneled up into a large circular pipe.
The same equipment is not visible on any other feed
[edit on 10-6-2010 by bigyin]
Originally posted by loam
Under these circumstances, the secrecy and lies from BP are completely understandable. The government's complicity, however, proves the point.
Be afraid. I fear we are experiencing the greatest event to have ever happened in our lives.