Gulf of Mexico: collecting hair to absorb oil

Oil leakage is to be stopped, using hairblock

In brief: The oil is planned to be pumped in the warm water saturated of methanol.

The US social organization Matter of Trust has announced the collection of human hair and hair of domestic animals, which is used to make special material in order to absorb the oil, leaking to the Gulf of Mexico. There have already been gathered about 100 kg of hair from several countries including USA, Canada, Germany, Brazil, France and the UK.

Hair has already been tested in similar situation. It was in 2007 in San Francisco, when oil leakage was in result of accident on tanker Cosco Busan. Well, hair perfectly absorbs grease but lets the water flow down through.

Before, the special dome has been made by British Petroleum. It is to be put to the bottom today. The oil is planned to be pumped in the warm water saturated of methanol.

Maria Velikanova
2010-05-13 08:27, Society.

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