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How cool (and weird) is it that a cheesy Hollywood "event" movie could have put into motion a possible solution to the devastation caused by the BP oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico? I see another event movie in Kevin Costner's future.
Kevin Costner may hold key to oil spill cleanup
The " Kevin Costner solution" to the worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may actually work, and none too soon for the president of Plaquemines Parish.
Costner has invested 15 years and about $24 million in a novel way of sifting oil spills that he began working on while making his own maritime film, "Waterworld," released in 1995.
Two decades later, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard plan to test six of his massive, stainless steel centrifugal oil separators next week. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser welcomed the effort, even as he and Louisiana officials blasted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for delays in approving an emergency plan to build sand "islands" to protect the bayous of his parish. . ."
Read more at: The Los Angeles Times