The guy put $20 million of his OWN money into the machine, which separates him from the typical socialist thumbsucker.
...as Henry Fountain explains in the New York Times, the gadget in question — an oil-separating centrifuge — marks a major breakthrough in spill cleanup technology. And BP, after trial runs with the device, is ordering 32 more of the Costner-endorsed centrifuges to aid the Gulf cleanup.
Apparently Costner's brother was the inventor.
Too bad that it won't meet inane EPA regulations, eh?
The device can purportedly take in thousands of gallons of oil-tainted water and remove up to 99% of the oil from it.
EPA demands that it be 99.9985% pure.
That would be 0.5585 more pure than Ivory soap.
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Here is another case where the President can sign an executive order to take care of that little issue.
But he won't because he doesn't want this fixed. He will get more support from the unthinking masses for his "Green Energy" agenda. anyone with a half a brain knows "Green Energy" CAN'T work (unless you like dark and cold).
Oh...and if you really look at the regulation, the water has to be 100% oil free. I'm pretty sure Costner doesn't have an NPDES permit.
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