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Thank you very much for workers from the Miller environmental group here in New York early on the the cleanup teams from all over the nation mobilizing to help out.
The Gulf Coast region.
CEO Mark Miller knows about big -- he worked on the Exxon Valdez disaster he says.
This is going to be worse or why do you think it.
-- -- -- -- Well it's it's going to be worse and better in certain respects the logistics of the Alaskan spill was such where the oil.
Wasn't a very remote area and to support the operation was very difficult.
However the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Will be impacting a lot of people the coastal fisheries area the wetlands will be impacted and and that will certainly have a serious impact on -- way to hold up what you have next few here I don't know if we get a full shot of this but this is.
It when you talk you hear about these floating it.
Air bags that have the this sort of curtain goes down -- prevents you all from going any further this is what we're talking about if you can actually hear I might even help.
Up -- out of the Islamic -- -- hold this up and you critics describe what it does -- everyone is is hearing about the oil containment boom that is being deployed in there miles of this being placed out there it's a very simple concept.
The yellow part.
Is a floating.
That is above the water from here up is above the water and from here it's a -- is an actual.
Floating -- we here at the top and and from here below -- below the surface and then there's a chain ballots that keeps everybody Ford is that gray matter go down that record that that's it -- -- yeah and and sometimes in the offshore environment you have much larger.
Pieces that could be as much as three or four feet.
But for the near shore environment which is what you're seeing.
In most of the the video on television this is the kind of device it's being used and it's just a floating fence and it helps.
-- keep the oil away from certain areas and gives everybody an opportunity to get.
Positioned with their oil recovery equipment in time.
-- to really have an impact but realistically speaking I mean it's it's great that we have this it will contain some what percent.
Of the spill will be curtailed by -- it's totally dependent upon that the weather conditions it if it -- she has fifty as little as five.
All of the above it really depends because the current and the wind.
Could slash oil over the top the oil could in trained meaning going underneath the oil containment boom.
But in many cases it's very effective -- excluding new oil from coming into areas but it it.
Certainly oil will hit the shore and whether there's oil containment boom out there or not will will impact the shoreline.
What do you make of the fact that the chemical dispersant 80% of it has not biodegradable.
I think that it it -- a trade off we we have to look at the magnitude of oil that's going to be impacting the environment right now and if we can keep oil from stranding a short getting into the shallow water areas which is where a greater damage will occur.
Then we have to look at those very difficult decision so.
Even though it may not be -- a great option.
To use -- materials.
If you using it -- in the deeper water is the impact overall will be less.
It they're never very good options in these kinds of situations and it's really cost benefit that Exxon Valdez was what eleven million -- yes this is -- for one and a half million it seems like 110 the size of Exxon Valdez.
But that can change very quickly can.
Sure well I mean tremendous effort to being done two to cap the well and stopping -- -- the source is the primary perhaps to cap a well at 5000 feet now.
No this is going to be a first some stuff is being invented now for the first time this is Yankee ingenuity at its best really when you look at the equipment that's being.
Designed and built and ready to be positioned.
The -- these are the kinds of things that will be then part of your personal going forward how surprised are you at the -- -- not have a capping devices other countries like Norway -- Well it did have a capping devices it's not the same type as what Norway had.
I'm not an expert in that particular field but I know that the system and had -- that they had was in place.
Whether it's the same -- as functional as what they have up in the North Sea I couldn't really talk -- that well.
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