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  • #16
    Easy Fix..........

    Originally posted by jam24u View Post
    Way to go PK!

    Enact a Tax on "Unprocessed Oil that is not contained within a Pipe or Tank".......
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    • #17
      The June 14 issue of Waterways Journal has an item about a company called SkimOil that is ramping up production of their oil skimmers for use in Louisiana,Alabama and Florida.The units are built for calmer waters so they can't be used in the Gulf for picking up the oil.The article didn't say if they were trying to design one that could handle open waters.
      Basically,they suck up the oily water,seperate the two and dump the water overboard while retaining the oil.
      And Kevin Costner thinks that he invented the process.
      Doncha just hate instant experts?I do and I know of a few incidents where I were one.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Chiefy View Post
        How would B/P handle a coffee spill?


        http://www.allproudamericans.com/how...fee-spill.html
        OK that was just plain funny LOL.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by doughesson View Post
          The June 14 issue of Waterways Journal has an item about a company called SkimOil that is ramping up production of their oil skimmers for use in Louisiana,Alabama and Florida.The units are built for calmer waters so they can't be used in the Gulf for picking up the oil.The article didn't say if they were trying to design one that could handle open waters.
          Basically,they suck up the oily water,seperate the two and dump the water overboard while retaining the oil.
          And Kevin Costner thinks that he invented the process.
          Doncha just hate instant experts?I do and I know of a few incidents where I were one.
          What is really sad is that it took 8 years to put a man on the moon. 21 years after the Exxon Valdez crashed we still can't respond to an oil spill.

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          • #20
            Check out the post in the "News Center" on oil spill solutions for a related post.
            There is clean up progress being made.It's just that while they are sucking up oil,building barriers,raking the beaches and kissing POTUS' axe,there's more crude oil emerging from the seafloor.
            Kinda like when you're spraying water on the A side of a structure but there is still fire showing on the B and C sides.It doesn't mean that you aren't doing anything but rather,your efforts haven't affected those parts of the fire yet.And you don't like it when reporters ask why the fire isn't out yet,like there was a specific scehdule that was promulgated.it's just that you guys aren't following it.
            The last oil spill I worked on was at Paducah Ky in 1998 when a night shift tankerman managed to pay more attention to the phone call in the office with his girlfriend than he was to loading the fuel flat for the day's ops.
            My first day on the job as a pilot/tankerman and we had to drag the oil booms off the dock which is a lot easier than restowing them.We hooked the end of the boom to the grocery boat and ran it around both fuel flat and storage barge to contain the oil.After the Coast Guard determined how much had been spilled(500 gallons of No.2 Diesel) and told us we could let it go to disperse in the Ohio River,we began taking up the booms.Oil covered booms are much worse to handle than putting soot/mud/whateverthef***thatwas covered LDH back on the rig.
            I was standing behind the guy who'd had the spill pulling the boom but he never spoke a word to me and it was his "Friday" so we didn't meet until he came back from his time off 5 days later.
            His reasoning was "I had the spill last week and there's a new guy already hired.I'll get him fired before I go" and that's eventually what happened.But that's another story.
            The thing is,small or large oil spills are messy and a lot of work has to be done,diverting manpower and resources from other jobs and it it takes time to do it.


            Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
            What is really sad is that it took 8 years to put a man on the moon. 21 years after the Exxon Valdez crashed we still can't respond to an oil spill.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by doughesson View Post
              Check out the post in the "News Center" on oil spill solutions for a related post.
              There is clean up progress being made.It's just that while they are sucking up oil,building barriers,raking the beaches and kissing POTUS' axe,there's more crude oil emerging from the seafloor.
              Kinda like when you're spraying water on the A side of a structure but there is still fire showing on the B and C sides.It doesn't mean that you aren't doing anything but rather,your efforts haven't affected those parts of the fire yet.And you don't like it when reporters ask why the fire isn't out yet,like there was a specific scehdule that was promulgated.it's just that you guys aren't following it.
              The last oil spill I worked on was at Paducah Ky in 1998 when a night shift tankerman managed to pay more attention to the phone call in the office with his girlfriend than he was to loading the fuel flat for the day's ops.
              My first day on the job as a pilot/tankerman and we had to drag the oil booms off the dock which is a lot easier than restowing them.We hooked the end of the boom to the grocery boat and ran it around both fuel flat and storage barge to contain the oil.After the Coast Guard determined how much had been spilled(500 gallons of No.2 Diesel) and told us we could let it go to disperse in the Ohio River,we began taking up the booms.Oil covered booms are much worse to handle than putting soot/mud/whateverthef***thatwas covered LDH back on the rig.
              I was standing behind the guy who'd had the spill pulling the boom but he never spoke a word to me and it was his "Friday" so we didn't meet until he came back from his time off 5 days later.
              His reasoning was "I had the spill last week and there's a new guy already hired.I'll get him fired before I go" and that's eventually what happened.But that's another story.
              The thing is,small or large oil spills are messy and a lot of work has to be done,diverting manpower and resources from other jobs and it it takes time to do it.
              Here is something a bit interesting Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines on the Way
              Three centrifugal oil-water separating machines manufactured by Kevin Costner's company are on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, where they'll be deployed over the next 60 days..

              Energy giant BP has purchased 32 of the machines from the Costner's Ocean Therapy Solutions to fight the Gulf oil spill. Costner said the machines can separate oil from water without the use of chemical agents.

              "I didn't come here to save the day," he said at a news conference in Port Fourchon, La. "I have come to participate."
              My question. Why isn't the Government buying them? Like you have pointed out. The government cleans up oil spills on the land, why not in federal waters? The even better question is why did our government give up on these machines in 1995 under Bill Clinton. You would think a liberal such as himself would be concerned for the environment. It is just sad that our elected leaders didn't have the foresight and intelligence to prepare for another oil spill. And you can believe me when I tell you this won't be the last either.

              They are getting these things 60 days late. If Obama had a clue he would have ordered these 2 months ago. The entire federal response has been a non-response. They don't even have a plan. What if this were a real emergency?

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              • #22
                You may or may not discount the source but I heard on the local FOX News station that the government actually WAS buying Costner's invention(I'll give him props.He's trying)for use as soon as they can be built.
                It IS a real emergency.It's just that the government owned equipment is kept elsewhere.The Navy has already,as of the 7 June Waterways Journal,deployed almost its entire inventory of pollution booms and near shore skimmers from Virginia and California naval warehouses.
                With the amount spilling because they can't just reach down and turn the valves or use a Sawzall to cut off the broken parts before installing new valves,it's just going to take time.
                Hayull,I got people wondering why I'm not down there when I applied for work doing spill cleanup about 3 weeks ago.It just takes time.

                Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
                Here is something a bit interesting Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines on the Way

                My question. Why isn't the Government buying them? Like you have pointed out. The government cleans up oil spills on the land, why not in federal waters? The even better question is why did our government give up on these machines in 1995 under Bill Clinton. You would think a liberal such as himself would be concerned for the environment. It is just sad that our elected leaders didn't have the foresight and intelligence to prepare for another oil spill. And you can believe me when I tell you this won't be the last either.

                They are getting these things 60 days late. If Obama had a clue he would have ordered these 2 months ago. The entire federal response has been a non-response. They don't even have a plan. What if this were a real emergency?

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