It's not if we're gonna beat this oil spill, it's when. And when we do it, it will be because of good old-fashioned, American redneck engineering.
Check out the HORD, or Heavy Oil Recovery Device.
The HORD is designed to take care of the heavy, weathered blobs of oil that are complicating inshore and nearshore skimming efforts. The stuff is like chocolate pudding, and getting it out of the traditional skimming systems after its collected is a first class pain in the ass.
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