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  1. Holy Diver

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    #80 Jersey

    I have been suggesting something like this for weeks now....


    seems to be the most logical way to collect the spill in the gulf.


    If BP Can't Stop The Oil Flow, Maybe The Netroots Can Corral It | Crooks and Liars


    They worked together and with others to develop an idea to enclose the well with a wide duct anchored to the sea floor which would corral the oil within and force it up to the surface to be caught by waiting tankers.

    It's really as simple as the drawing at the top depicts. Yes, there are specific materials that would have to be obtained, and there is some expertise needed to set the anchors, but it appears to be an elegant solution.
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    Ha! I was telling someone the same thing a week ago. I abandoned it as I figured it was so simple that they must have already thought of it and discarded the idea already.
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    It is shocking that nobody has this as a 'ready solution'.

    Cost: $5million
    Time: 2-3 days to make and install....

    (BP already spent $50 million on advertising)

    If I'm Obama, I go national with this....kick BP out, spend the 5 Mill, and show the public how dumb multi-national corporations are. Then I make sure BP pays for ALL of the cleanup.

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