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.
“Won’t that lead to an increase in meat/dairy prices?”
Probably not, looks like that’s coming regardless.
Idiots are feeding corn to cattle who should be grazing. They are not pigs.
Plenty of videos online about this already and the Monsanto proprietary GM soy beans. There are even people speculating that’s what killing the bees. Einstein said we would be in major trouble if the bees died.
I would like to know why they are using only a 4 inch tube in the well opening that is 22 inches in diameter. Why are they not running a 20 inch pipe down inside the 22 inch pipe? Or anything larger than what they have. They are trying to use a straw to drink from a broken off fire hydrant. Somebody get a bigger straw!!
Why don’t they just stick Obama in the pipe head first? As much as his head swells, the thing would be plugged immediately and stay plugged.
Didn’t they find that it was a virus killing the bees?
“Straw or hay fits the bill, because it is a least cost product available in large quantities.”
1. The hay crop isn’t due in for another month or so.
2. Apparently you haven’t been buying any hay lately. It is not cheap.
3. Straw is cheaper, but tend to appear during harvest, it doesn’t just lay around for free pick up.
They are finding a large infestation of the virus, begins with n...
Stress causes fish, insects and animals to be vulnerable to germs that may not bother them when they are not stressed. Stress can be biologically or environment induced. These viruses may have have mutated the same way the genes were introduced into the Monsanto soy beans, by bacteria. Could have even come from the genes still in the soy beans. Scary documentaries on this topic, no one has the answers.
Try keeping tropical fish and letting the nitrogen levels get too high. You can lose an entire tank. Salt water fish are even more expensive and sensitive.
It’s not so novel, hay was the first product used to clean up spills, but it proved difficult to manage after it soaked up the oil.
Depends where you are. We had hay cut two weeks ago.
If you can prevent a major ecological disaster when the government and professional oil companies can’t...you might be a redneck.
That’s Brilliant! :)
I have no idea. I think posting #7 probably hit the nail on the head.
Sorry, I live out in the desert where water dictates the number of crops a year more than the seasons. Out here some will grow 7 crops a year. Go figure. (Of course too many folks over seed and fail to l the land rest, resulting in it becoming barren, even with water.) I’m still partial to the Biblical 1 year rest for every 7 year cycle.
Perhaps 20 or more years ago I purchased something called the amazing new "Magic Mop". The mop has wide plastic strands with a handle similar to what you would find on a whisk. The strands were referred to as a "miracle fiber" that grease would adhere to but would not stick to.
The function was to insert the mop into a stew, soup, gravy, or chili that was too greasy. Swish it around a bit and the grease will adhere to the miracle fiber. To clean the fiber you would put it under running hot water, boil it, or put in a dishwasher.
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Contrary to what you may hear, it works and works well unless you expect it to remove 100% of the grease.
Right you are, but if you’re thinking our manufacturing, economic and technical competence situation vis a vis China is a matter of “random factories” you are flat out, not paying attention.
China is replacing America in the world.
In every way.
And we all whistle past, pretending “free trade” will magically save us from national extinction.
Free trade is a good concept, but it’s not magic.
Unless and until our side grasps that truth, America will continue to implode. Because the OTHER side sure as heck doesn’t seem to care what happens to America.
I saw this video a couple of weeks ago. I wondered why I never heard it mentioned again, it was amazing.
I too thought it was amazing. I posted it on FR to get it some widespread circulation. I’m starting to wonder if there are some in high positions that don’t want the oil cleaned up. When it’s gone on this long what else can you think?
I think that you are right. Hay, straw etc. WAY TOO SIMPLE for those in high places. For heaven sakes "we the people" can't be smarter than they are.
If I had property on that shoreline I'd be out buying all the grass/hay that I could get my hands on to at least stop it when it got to shore.
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