Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dances with tar balls

Kevin Costner saves the day:
PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (AFP) – Hollywood star Kevin Costner and BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles announced plans to begin using an invention that the actor says will accelerate clean-up of oily water from the gushing Gulf leak.
"I didn't come here to save the day," an emotional Costner told reporters here on Friday, adding: "I have come to participate."
Suttles said BP had purchased 32 centrifugal oil-water separator machines from Costner's company, Ocean Therapy Solutions.
"This is real technology with real science behind it," said Suttles, a mechanical engineer.
Used in conjunction with other oil spill collection operations, Costner's "V-20" technology will eventually help BP process up to 128,000 barrels of oily water daily from Gulf waters and polluted shorelines, Suttles said.
The broken wellhead is leaking oil at a rate of up to 60,000 barrels daily, according to the latest government figures.
Thank you, sir. I will never again make fun of your movies.

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