Testing to begin on device developed by Kevin Costner and Brother to separate oil from water
In their desperate search for a way to clean up the gulf oil spill, BP has just announced they will begin testing a device nicknamed “Ocean Therapy.”
The Ocean Therapy device is based on an invention bought by Kevin Costner 15 years ago, and on which he has spent over $26 million since then, and is said to be able to separate up to 97% of the oil from the water.
By the way, 2010 minus 15 years = 1995. The same year Waterworld came out.
Yes, the film that featured a device that could purify urine into drinking water (and where the bad guys’ base ship was the Exxon Valdez,) was released on the same year when Costner started working on this device which would possibly be used to clean up the gulf oil spill 15 years later. “The machines are basically sophisticated centrifuge devices that can handle a huge volume of water… It’s like a big vacuum cleaner,” said Costner’s business partner, John Houghtaling.
Costner has made available 300 of his Ocean Therapy machines in various sizes, the largest of which, is able to clean water at a rate of 200 gallons a minute – faster than the well is leaking.
Kevin, along with his scientist brother Dan Costner, is an active environmental activist and fisherman. Over the years he has spent over $40 million on technologies he hoped would help the world. “I [am] just really happy that the light of day has come to this, and I’m sad about why it is. But this is why it was developed, and like in anything that we face as a group, we all face it together”
Let’s hope for a Hollywood ending to the gulf spill – as well as partial redemption for Waterworld.
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