There are people on the internet offering solutions to cleaning up the BP oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil well. Now would be a good time for BP and the U.S. Government to employ any worthwhile ideas.
Gulf Oil Spill Solution
Using Switchgrass and other organic material to create a skin around the oil, the man in this video demonstrates how the oil can be skimmed off the water and can even be recovered after it is taken out of the water. There are no messy toxic dispersants left in the water. With the help of skimmers, after applying the organic material to the oil, it can be scooped out of the water.
Here are some excellent ideas worth trying. Is anyone checking them out from BP or from the U.S. Department of Interior?
Oil Spill Easy Clean-Up Solution
Proven EPA and Coast Guard Approved Oil Spill Cleanup Solution
Another idea for actually plugging the leak appeared in this article:
“Scientists Claim Ability to Halt Deepwater Horizon Spill Within 24 Hours”
“A team of former NASA, NOAA and US Army scientists have offered technology and capabilities to BP, the White House and U.S. Coast Guard promising to halt the massive oil spill happening at the Deepwater Horizon disaster site within 24 hours.”
“The team is led by former NASA Scholar/Scientist Dr. Joseph A. Resnick, Chief Scientist for NxGenUSA Corporation of Pittsburgh, PA.”
What the Public Can Do:
- Contact the Department of the Interior with your suggestions for remediating the spill: http://www.interior.gov/
- Contact your Senators and Congressmen regarding your ideas for the clean-up.
Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121
- Contact President Obama with your suggestions for clean-up and plugging the leak.
You can also call or write to the President:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121
- Tell Congress and President Obama to stop all deepwater drilling until there are clear methods to effectively and quickly deal with disasters like the BP Massive Oil Spill in the Gulf.
OIled Brown Pelican upon intake May 20, 2010 at Fort Jackson, Louisiana Oiled Wildlife Center.