Skip to comments.A novel way to clean up the oil
Posted on 05/24/2010 6:16:26 AM PDT by Shannon
This is not a joke. A friend sent it to me. Watch it. You'll be surprised.
Is this the Hay bale solution? It’s from our neighbors in Walton County to our east..............
Non-food grasses and other straw might be used right off shore in front of the marshes.
Dunno about the clean-up.
But seems to this poster, the way to plug this well is with a vary large, very tough, very stiff version of an angioplasty balloon.
Push it down the well just like that 4-inch tube they’ve got in the well opening now. Put some sort of grappling arrangement on the front, which will expand and grip outward holding the plug in place.
Then inflate it.
Once the flow is stopped temporarily, cement the darn thing.
Only problem with all this is, how can we build something that fancy this quick - because we don’t make anything anymore and we sent all our factories which could do something like that fast and competently. To China.
Then fired the Americans who could pull it off.
I thought I'd posted the link so people could just click on it but......it didn't work.
It may work but it won’t be used.
It is not an EPA approved dispersant. The dispersant currently being used is made by Exxon. There is no way BP will take a risk of using anything not approved by the EPA.
BTW, the EPA approved dispersants go back to about 1996.
If it involves common sense, BP and our government wouldn’t understand.
The government and the Enviros could not permit something actually useful to be used for this. There is too much political hay to be made without the hay. Ultimately they may be able use this to shut down offshore oil altogether. They are not going to let a little hay get in the way of grander schemes.
All that is needed is something with a large amount of surface area and is porous for adsorption.
Straw or hay fits the bill, because it is a least cost product available in large quantities. The economy is already tooled up to produce hay and stray. It’s nutritional value isn’t a requirement, so lesser hays are adequate for the problem.
Lots and lots of confiscated pot?!
I love the American Spirit showing in peoples solutions, but a LARGE donation to the Democrat Party would be the smartest way to get the job.
You would think that there would be some way to do what you are saying except maybe with a something rigid that would function like an umbrella. Once pushed into the well and allowed to expand it could slow or stop the leak.
At this point I think anything that even slows it will be better than nothing. Shoot how about huge concrete bags, kind of like the sand bags they used for the levy in LA, but with concrete so the upward flow of oil wouldn’t rip them part.
Overall this whole response has been piss poor and I can’t believe they haven’t gotten a handle on this yet.
Sadly, I think you’re spot on. Otherwise cleanup would be a lot farther along than it is.
Even if it's just offshore ahead of the marshes.
The non-food grasses tend to be more costly as they are are in areas not developed for harvesting. Cost per harvested bushel are generally much higher. That’s why farmland is developed,...to bring the cost of harvest down and yield up.
If they could get it down the well from the top they would have already done it.
They wouldn’t have to build squat, they could just buy one off the shelf.
This is exactly what they will do with the relief well.
Drill into the side of the casing and insert a plug.
In a finite Obama economy perhaps, but with plenty of unused labor,industrial equipment, and fallow fields, its an opportunity to grow the economy.
Now there’s a thought.
Is there a reason that this method isn’t being used? Other than the fact that the kenyan wants to use the oil as an example of furthering other agendas.
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