Skip to comments.Kevin Costner, Hero of the Gulf Oil Leak Disaster
Posted on 06/26/2010 3:26:36 PM PDT by Marcus
Actor and film producer Kevin Costner has become an unlikely hero of the Gulf oil leak disaster. Costner has a company that produces machines that separate oil from water using a centrifuge system. BP has purchased 32 of the machines.
Three of the machines are expected to be deployed and working this weekend, with the rest in operation within the next sixty days. The machines, built by Costner's company Ocean Therapy Inc, are designed to purify two hundred thousand gallons of water each day of operation. Costner spent seventeen years and twenty million dollars of his own money developing the water purification machines.
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/p>Yeah, but does his company produce machines that separate Oil from Water from Corexit?/s
Maybe this is his apology for “Waterworld?”
Let’s wait to see how well his machines work before we bestow the Congressional Medal of Honor upon him.
Separate and purify is two very different things.
Assuming these machines will do the job, and i hope they do, what takes so long to put them in action?
I thought he had 32 ready to go. Time is everything here.
At least Costner has something to offer that may help instead of just sitting at his keyboard and bitching.
Thanks for posting, I hope his invention helps and he makes a fortune from it.
Oh the marvels of private initiative and risking ones own capital! Had this been left to the government we'd be lucky to get two midnight basketball teams that didn't steal the equipment.
I liked “Waterworld.” I am not kidding. I guess I am the only one.
I remember liking “the Postman” too.
"Com'on Meat, throw that weak ass s**t."
I liked Waterworld. I am not kidding. I guess I am the only one.
I’m outting myself here - Me too!
I also like Waterworld. I liked The Postman, as well, but I preferred the book.
Creativity, vision, entrepreneurship - you know - what America used to be all about... Now I know why I dreamt of Waterworld a couple of times months ago, lol...
Costner put $20M of his own money where his mouth is. I hope his gadgets work, but I have a lot of respect for him whether they do or not. I don’t even care if he’s a liberal. I hope he makes a fortune with these machines.
Meanwhile, a ship owner in Taiwan coverts a supertanker the size of an aircraft carrier into a skimmer and his ship is tied up in Norfork awaiting the Coast Guard, the EPA and Obama to give the OK to use it. The media barely reports on it too (I've yet to see this ship mentioned on TV)
Actually, I did like Waterworld. Only after I was lucky enough to work with him on “For Love of the Game.” He is a registered GOP, but fell to the DARK SIDE with this OBAMA BS.
His machines, from what FEW reports there actually were, are 95 - 97%.. which is still good enough.
Fixed it for you
A man willing to put his money where his mouth his.
Way to go, Costner!
I'm skeptical. I can't find any evidence of this machine being used for anything other than a marketing prototype.
Who has purchased from this company in the past?
Has this miracle machine been successfully used?
Can anyone provide links other than the "Ocean Therapy Solutions" website?
I suspect that:
1) BP has been coerced into purchasing these machines and
2) Kevin Costner has a lot more to gain from this than any of the folks in LA, MS, FL or AL.
The story about the Taiwan ship made it to our local news here in Richmond VA. Haven’t heard a word on national news about it, tho. No surprise there.
Oh...a cause he believes in. He’s making a difference. He’s giving something back. We’re all moving forward because of a Hollywood nitwit.
Let’s see what happens in real world use before condemning or praising him, 20 Mill of his own money OK!
You may very well be correct, I certainly hope not though. The people you mentioned need all of the help they can get...it certainly isn't coming from obama.
Yes that is good enough especially considering that the sea floor leaks oil all of the time so that tells me nature can handle small amounts of oil on her own.
Costner’s device is basically a Cream separator, albeit a rather large one. No real new technology here.
One Scientist type on one of the shows I regularly listen to (can't remember which one at the moment), said that Natural Seepage in Gulf of Mexico is equivalent to 2 Exxon Valdez a YEAR.
At the start of the crisis, it was reported that Costner’s brother was a scientist who invented these machines, and Kevin put up his own money as financing. Hope these contraptions work.
Costner said he was ready to go on May 4th. I’ll give you one guess why it’s taking so long to deploy his machines. Here’s a hint; it took BP six days to even reply to his offer.
“I remember liking the Postman too.”
The book was far far better.
Fox had the ship this morning.
I’ve also heard the EPA delayed it because it was only 99% efficient. They didn’t like that 1% being put back in the ocean.
Ordinarily I would say you have to be pulling my leg. But nothing is ordinary anymore. Arghhhhhhhhhhh!
Nah, you're not the only one. I LOVED Dennis Hopper's character in Waterworld! But I preferred the book "Postman", to the movie, though I enjoyed the movie.
My taste is a little more twisted. Did anyone prefer "Mr. Brooks?"
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