Green Solutions to Mopping up BP’s Massive Oil Spill in the Gulf

Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico May 17th View by NASA Goddard Photo and Video flickr creative commons

Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico May 17th View by NASA Goddard Photo and Video flickr creative commons

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”

According to the PRLog of May 4, 2010:

“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

Phone Numbers

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

TTY/TDD

Comments: 202-456-6213
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.

Gulf-Oiled-Pelican-Intake-2010 by IBRRC flickr creative commons

Gulf-Oiled-Pelican-Intake-2010 by IBRRC flickr creative commons

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One Response to Green Solutions to Mopping up BP’s Massive Oil Spill in the Gulf

  1. CH says:

    I am not a scientist but if our engineers can build structures like the Golden Gate Bridge, Chesapeake Bridge, 7 mile bridge south of Marathon, Fl. Keys, twin towers in Malaysia, why can’t engineers implement some of the techniques used to create these magnificent edifices to plug this hole up? At the very least form a team with the best of the best- marine biologist( Dr. Robert Ballard), geologists, engineers from NASA, etc etc who are intelligent enough to work together and solve this horrendous catastrophe asa team. We know what happened, so lets now focus on a solution. Trials can come later. Forget hanging the company out to dry right now, we need to correct this asap. Once a solution has been successful the entire cost of restoration, expertise fees, labor should be paid by BP in addition to heavy fines for each day of delay it took to correct this. Criminal prosecution should not be negated; charges should be brought against Tony Hayward, BP CEO, and BP. Any average citizen is aware of environmental laws- legal disposal of toxic products, etc. A multibillion organization should not be exempt. Ethical responsibility has not been demonstrated. BP and every organizational stakeholder of BP should be accountable for any cost associtade with this environmental nightmare.

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