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Can Microbial Remediation Stop the Gulf of Mexico Oil?

Filed under: Business,Energy,Science — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 5:19 pm 2010 June 2

The Key Question is can Microbial Remediation on a massive scale stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill problems? With the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf why isn’t British Petroleum using more bio remediation in their plans to stop the harmful effects of the oil spill?

Here’s a youtube video explaining the process:

Try a google search for something like

Microbial Remediation Oil problems

and nothing comes up. Problems to this technology just don’t seem to exist! And it is less expensive according to the video. What is stopping our government and BP from installing these measures post haste? Oil is now staining Daupin Island, Alabama, the coastline in Louisiana and it will not be long before the southern beaches of Florida will be affected. Imagine what they’ll have to rename Clearwater? Sludgewater? And the smell of true crude is awful. This is not your used refined oil smell that you might take out of your car, That is basically odorless. Imagine a sludge that is formed of, and smells like death and decomposition. Transocean employees surely know this as they were working on the oil rig that exploded. Deepwater Horizon is the new Exxon Valdez, supplanted in infamy based on the size of the massive spill off American waters.

We’ll keep you informed of this and other entertaining news.

Asteroid Destruction Headed toward Neighboring Mars

 In 1908 a space object hit near the Tunguska River in Siberia, causing an explosion equaling 20 mega tons of TNT or 1000 times stronger than the atomic blast in Hiroshima Japan. Whether it was an asteroid or comet was contested until recently where scientists found little evidence of material that would make up a comet.

Today, a similar event could happen on the Mars surface according to researchers in NASA’s NEO Program (Near Earth Objects.) The finding is significant because only in the last few years have scientist been able to detect and confirm objects that might be termed celestial weapons of mass destruction.

JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) scientists place the likelihood of the Mars impact at 1:300.  Because of the limited atmosphere on Mars, the impact would send dust and debris high into the atmosphere. Depending on the location, it may be visible from Earth’s telescopes.