Given the ongoing urgency to PLUG UP THAT DAMN HOLE, we’re intrigued by any and all suggestions for solving the the underwater version of The Beverly Hillbillies theme song.
Former NFL quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Drew Bledsoe have invested in a technology that separates oil from water.
“We can be on
site within 72 hours, cleaning water,” Bledsoe said of Ecosphere Technologies’ Ozonix water treatment system, per Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.
“This is not
technology sitting on the shelf waiting for a disaster,” Bledsoe said.
“This is technology out in the field satisfying contracts for well over a
year, so it’s proven. . . . When you watch it, it is magic seeing dirty,
nasty water go in one end and then crystal, clean water out the other
We’ve got no idea whether it would work in this situation, but it appears that the folks responsible for the spill have neither the interest nor the capacity to explore creative solutions. Hopefully, every potentially viable avenue will be explored quickly and completely, regardless of the cost.