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Old 05-17-2010, 05:43 PM
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it would be a great solution.


http://www.wimp.com/solutionoil/
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not gonna work
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...because it's not all floating on the surface? I don't know.
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Large Hydroseed blowers will work.

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Originally Posted by 11andy11 View Post
not gonna work

And your suggestion is......



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Originally Posted by dpowell View Post
...because it's not all floating on the surface? I don't know.
Then get what IS floating while we can.
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Advertise to the world;
Will pay anyone One Billion dollars that has the best solution to get the clean up done as fast as possible.

Sometimes the engineers are too smart for their (our) own good.
Give a problem to a good ol boy and stand back.



....."On Monday, Hayward acknowledged that his company would be responsible for the cleanup, expected to cost billions of dollars. But he was careful to contend that the original accident was the fault of offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd., which operated the rig that sank"......
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Assuming this does actually work....

This is the beauty of the free market. The market has a need and someone comes up with an innovative, never thought of idea to fill that need and then makes a butt-load of money. Beautiful!
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I wasn't offering a suggestion. The primary reason it won't work is that to offset the cost of the cleanup the oil needs to be recovered. Whats floating on the surface is the better oil. If a skimmer can pull 24,000 barrels of oil on a good day at the current market prices that not chump change. The other half of the oil is the consistency of diarrhea and is suspended below the surface. Hay would have virtually no impact on the chunky suspended stuff and unless you come up with a brilliant way to squeeze the oil out of the hay I am pretty sure that BP would just as soon skim it up. Why would you throw hay all over the oil and then you have a billion pounds of contaminated hay your gonna have to pick up anyways.
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And your suggestion is......



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I know what the solution is. Its to drill the intersection relief wells. Thats the only way to truly stop this. The other stuff is just a dog and pony show that BP is putting on so Joe public thinks they are actually doing something to fix their big FU. They will get the oil flow stopped in about another 60-90 days.
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They said possibly it could be burned for energy, then I guess we will pollute the air.
No one said the answers would be easy.

This is one way to pick it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq-35j6MwnQ
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
They said possibly it could be burned for energy, then I guess we will pollute the air.
No one said the answers would be easy.

This is one way to pick it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq-35j6MwnQ
that would work on the nice flat sandy beaches but most of Louisiana is like a big barrier swamp/estuary. If that oily straw gets in there your not going to get most of it out.
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Hay or sea weed, balers are designed to pick up light, dry material. Not sure they would work on heavy, oily hay, or handle the weight. If a dry round bale weighs 600-1800 lbs, depending on the equipment, figure 3 or 4 times that weight for oily hay, and you are working in sand and marsh, instead of a nice flat hay field.
Maybe burn it on the beach, the oily hay that is. That has all kinds of possibilities.

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