It was fraught with doubt since nothing like it had been attempted at such depths with water pressure great enough to crush a submarine. Spills present challenges for any cleanup. Roseanne Barr to lose millions of dollars after her sitcom reruns are pulled from Donations of wool, animal hair and fur coats are also being encouraged. Lady Colin Campbell claims she turned down the chance to do the The bizarre effort is being led by the charity Matter of Trust, which used the same tactics when 58, gallons of fuel oil spilled from a container ship in the San Francisco Bay area in
People, and Poodles, Contributing to Cleanup
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BBC News - How can human hair mop up the oil spill?
Do you live in Canada? When the water was tested after a single pass, only 17 parts of oil per million parts of water remained. We need to confirm your email address. Whomever suggested using hairmats should be commended. The booms will be grouped together and sent out into the Gulf to block the oil from reaching the coast. Vallejo June 3, at 6:
Adsorbency is actually when a material lets a liquid cling to the surface, making a thin film of the surface of the material. Hair is special because it is not only absorbent, but also adsorbent. How to get your hair, fur, and nylons to Matter of Trust The receiving sites are ever-changing, because the oil is ever moving. Do you live in Canada? Sign up for weekly newsletter. Individuals, towns, and other organizations are putting the donated hair to use.