Friday, July 16, 2010

Giant "Super Skimmer" No Help With Gulf Oil Spill

The New York Times
Published: July 16, 2010

"...The company defended the performance of its vessel and said the large quantity of dispersants poured into the water near the source of the spill made skimming difficult.

"The particular conditions present in the Macondo spill did not afford the vessel the opportunity to recover a significant amount of oil," said a statement by Bob Grantham, spokesman for TMT Offshore.

"This is due to the highly dispersed nature of the oil in the Gulf. When dispersants are used in high volume, virtually from the point that oil leaves the well, it presents real challenges for high-volume skimming," Grantham said..." More>>>>

~~~Why did BP use so much of the toxic dispersants?

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