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Giant Super Skimmer no Help with Gulf Oil Spill

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:40 PM
Thanks to the highly toxic dispersant Corexit that BP was so quick to start spraying in heavy concentrations , much of the heavy oil concentrations are now inaccessible to these super skimmers that can collect up to 21 million gallons of contaminated water a day.

If BP was serious about cleaning the oil and the enviorment they would have had these ships on site immediately after the tragedy.
Instead they chose to start spraying Corexit.

I don't believe BP is new to this game but it sure looks like they are calling all the wrong shots.
With our government watching from the sidelines.
Makes you wonder if there really is an agenda behind this tragic " event ".

[edit on 17-7-2010 by L.HAMILTON]

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:49 PM
In all fairness, 'A Whale' was retrofitted after the disaster (in response to it) so was not available when the SHTF originally. The design is completely untried and untested. I'm not going to speculate on the eventual damage from Corexit or whther it should have been used in the first place. But, one thing is for certain, there would be ALOT more oil onshore at this point if dispersants hadn't been used. However, we may find that the damage we averted onshore doesn't even remotely make up for the damage Corexit wreckedf on the ocean.

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 01:52 PM
Thanks for the post. It's really no surprise. As I mentioned in my own thread with a few emails I received from clean up crew, the use of dispersants is only making things much much worse. What it is doing for BP is hiding their mess under water. It gives them plausible deniability. All they're going to do is lie through their teeth while people and wildlife get sick and die everywhere you look. But it won't look like it's their fault. It'll mostly be in the water, air, and food of people and animals in about half the world. They are sick murdering scum. Yep. Between the dispersants and the absorbtion of BP into Exxon, they will shift the blame around until everyone who cares is either dead, too sick to fight, or so confused about who is where to do a thing.....

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:51 PM
this whole mess could've been fixed long before BP knew about the problem, just take a look at this , this could be easily be modified for a large tanker to suck in water and starts the separation process

its very simple idea, it would take two large tankers one would do all the work and another one will suck the oil

posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 03:44 PM
No one truly expected A Whale to be very effective. The specific nature f this 'spill' has been known for a while now.

It was only implied to be effective by the hype from the right wing noise machine that 'Obama" was 'preventing' the use of this and other ships.

Again, there was never any realistic expectation that "A Whale" or skimmers in general would make a significant difference in the clean up effort, as long as dispersants of any kind are being used.

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