La. Gov: State Will Build Sand Berms to Fight Oil

N BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - With oil pushing at least 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes and two major pelican rookeries now coated in crude, Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is working on chain of sand berms that would skirt the state's coastline.

Jindal visited one of the affected nesting grounds Sunday. Jindal and officials from several coastal parishes say the berms would close the door on the oil still pouring from a deepwater gusher about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast.

The berms would be made with sandbags. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also is considering a broader plan that would use dredging to build sand berms across more of the barrier islands.


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  • by corkey richards Location: elba alabama on May 25, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    fix a oil filter system like an oil filter on a car only make it out of an 18 wheeler trailer have it so the water returns but the oil stays in the trailer have them air lifted or place on a ship until you can remove a lot of the oil have like a vacuum system running trough the like a wet vac cleaner then you could save the oil and reuse it later and clean the water have spouts placed on the ends with the large pipes running from it have a filter system on the end of the pipe so it can not pull the fish into the pipes like a net of wire over the end of it use 100 or more trailers with a filer system and tankers to store the oil in just an ideal ty
  • by corkey richards Location: elba on May 25, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    i have an ideal of how to stop the oil if there is a pipe protruding up from the ground drill holes on each side of pipe across from each other as close to bottom as possible if the oil does not come out from the pressure place a smaller solid steel rod through oil and weld each side if possible then move up on pipe drill a larger hole place larger solid rod in hole do this six or eight times if you have room increase size of holes and pipes each time even if you have to let some oil get out then when you reach the type of the pipe you should have reduced the pressure enough to drill a hole almost the size of the pipe then feel it with a larger solid steel pipe you may have to insert a pipe that is long an hollow with shut off valves at each end first to release the pressure just do not place to many to fast that it weakens the pipe more use to hollow pipes with a hole in the center with the shut offs if needed thanks just trying to help it seem the larger the pipe you rod less pressu
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