Friday, June 11, 2010
Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World: "Although Costner used his charm to soften the blow — assuring the hearing that he wasn’t there because he’d “heard a voice in a cornfield” — he indicated that the pumps could have been manufactured and deployed much sooner if the industry weren’t loath to invest in cleanup technology. He also said that regulators trapped his company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, in a “Catch-22″ situation, forbidding unapproved machinery to be used on actual oil spills while requiring testing in real spills before granting approval.
In terms of how much of the spill the machines could actually filter, Ocean Therapy Solutions says that 32 of them could clean six million gallons of water a day. Costner has invested more than $20 million of his personal fortune in the technology."
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