Are There Feasible Oil Spill Cleanup Solutions?

 

 

BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill is still in the news and will continue to be because the oil continues to flow into the gulf. In the aftermath of the oil spill disaster and the aftermath of grilling of BP executives by the US Congress and President Obama, what’s the really important question?

How to clean up the oil spill?

People from universities and private companies and even Hollywood have submitted solutions. I’ve heard criticisms about BP not responding to suggestions very quickly. It takes a lot of time. Rational people would have to know that BP and the rest of the oil industry would like the spill to be cleaned up yesterday. The environmentalists want the oil cleaned up. Everyone in the gulf region would like an oil spill cleanup solution. And seafood lovers want to avoid the escalating prices that the oil spill will cause. The cost is high in terms of finances, the economy and in terms of quality of life.



I wrote “
Hey Hay – Is There a Simple Way to Clean Up BP’s Oil Spill?”   about one proposal for soaking up the oil.

Check out “
In the aftermath of disaster: Cleanup solutions for oil spills” for other solutions that have been and are being considered and implemented to address the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis.

 

 

 

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