Skip to comments.National Guardsmen, 'real heroes' of the spill, try new technique to suck up oil
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT by chemicalman
GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. -- Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday took reporters out to east Grand Terre Island, not far from Grand Isle. This is where a dredging operation is now underway to build sand barriers to catch the oil leaking into the Gulf from BP's wrecked wellhead.
So far crews have built three miles of barriers here 6 feet high.
If that barrier wasn't there, the oil would be free to come across the island, through the gaps into Barataria Bay, Jindal said.
The governor now has the go ahead to build these sand berms along 40 miles of barrier islands. The governor also got his first look at a prototype, vacuum barges designed and operated by the Louisiana National Guard.
The barges are equipped with huge pumps that are connected to tubes that can collect oil up to a mile out.
This is Cajun ingenuity. This is south Louisianians at our best to fight and protect out way of life, Jindal said.
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It should have taken one day to get that permit. Dredging goes on all the time along sea shores.
Obama is a ba*****.
Well it doesn’t take much to do more than BP.
We nay be watching 2012 play out right here in 2010.
A leader with guts, be it the president or the head of the EPA, would have waved the requirement immediately. Waiting for an environmental impact study before preventing an environmental disaster is like fornicating in support of virginity.
Thank God we have Jindal as a stark contrast to Obama. This could yet be Obama's Waterloo and if it is give Jindal a lot of credit.
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