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Originally posted by SneakAPeek
So.. The best fix I have ever heard for this came from someone here on ATS, and even my 5 year old nephew had thought of it on his own.
Cut a Military warship or a cruise liner in half, gut it out. Use it as a dome to be placed OVER where the oil is spewing from. Open 1 window [Ships have round windows] as a pressure release, while having a dozen or so other windows with pipes connected to suck the oil out to a tanker floating on the surface.
This WOULD work if tried. But now I can't help but think that this whole thing is a terrorist act. Anyways heres a picture my Nephew made showing how it would work[I labeled some stuff in it for ease of viewing]
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Originally posted by coastalite
Who knows how much oil is down there. Enough to pollute all the oceans?
Why can't they do anything? They aren't even listening to common sense.
They haven't, and they won't. The government simply has to get them off the water.
They have too much at stake...too many conflicts of interests. They apparently can't see beyond minimizing litigations.
Time to call in Gulf, Exxon, the Russians, or listen to five year olds if need be. They sure can't do any worse...
Originally posted by Scalded Frog
S&F OP for finding and sharing this with us (not plagarizing as the inattentive here seem to think).
This is the only line of thought I have seen that explains the swaying of the riser I have observed a few times of late.
Regarding the microbes, seems I read somewhere that the concern is because there is SO MUCH oil to consume, the microbes would grow so quickly that it would reduce the oxygen in the water.