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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-10 05:37 PM
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1. This being the machine that a lot of people were jumping up and down about
1. because we hadn't put it right to work

2. we had to import it instead of building it here?
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  -'Super skimmer' a giant bust in Gulf cleanup IDemo  Jul-16-10 05:34 PM   #0 
  - This being the machine that a lot of people were jumping up and down about  hedgehog   Jul-16-10 05:37 PM   #1 
  - Yep.  Davis_X_Machina   Jul-16-10 05:58 PM   #4 
  - Way back when the leak first happened  Bitwit1234   Jul-18-10 07:15 PM   #25 
  - I wonder how much of the problem was because of the dispersants  Arctic Dave   Jul-16-10 05:37 PM   #2 
  - Good question. On the other hand, my impression is that there is  hedgehog   Jul-16-10 06:11 PM   #5 
  - my thought exactly...  eowyn_of_rohan   Jul-16-10 07:08 PM   #6 
  - exactly  another saigon   Jul-16-10 09:02 PM   #14 
     - Yes, they have. I heard that explanation on Anderson Cooper's show  juajen   Jul-18-10 12:53 AM   #23 
  - So it collected water & dumped oil back into the Gulf??? (nt)  Autumn Colors   Jul-16-10 05:58 PM   #3 
  - I wonder how Costiner's system is working. nt.  BlueIdaho   Jul-16-10 07:33 PM   #7 
  - so, no one bothered to test this thing before bringing it half-way-round the world?  ixion   Jul-16-10 07:34 PM   #8 
  - Bobby Jindal approved it sight-unseen.  formercia   Jul-16-10 07:39 PM   #9 
  - Where would you test something like that other than the first big spill of opportunity?  bluedigger   Jul-16-10 08:57 PM   #11 
  - There certainly would have been ways to test the technology  ixion   Jul-16-10 09:00 PM   #12 
  - Well, I guess they could have purposely overturned an oil tanker or something to test it elsewhere  Doremus   Jul-16-10 09:02 PM   #13 
  - Proof of the "Peter Principle." When all positions are filled by incompetents.  Downwinder   Jul-16-10 09:35 PM   #16 
  - There's a Super Skinner bust?  pinboy3niner   Jul-16-10 07:45 PM   #10 
  - I just looked at that...there's no way it can work  jmowreader   Jul-16-10 09:18 PM   #15 
  - "Wait wait wait wait wait..."  krispos42   Jul-16-10 11:01 PM   #17 
  - Not clear if its a fundemental flaw or if its correctable  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-16-10 11:21 PM   #18 
  - The problem is that this is a jury-rigged vessel  Merchant Marine   Jul-17-10 02:51 AM   #19 
  - If they hadn't dispersed the oil, it might have worked.  Vinca   Jul-17-10 04:58 AM   #20 
  - The owner thinks so too.  onestepforward   Jul-17-10 05:37 AM   #21 
  - They're saying it would have worked if they'd used it BEFORE the Corexit. n/t  Ian David   Jul-17-10 07:27 AM   #22 
  - Golly Gee, you mean oil mixed with millions of gallons of dispersant  Overseas   Jul-18-10 02:33 AM   #24 

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