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Costner cleanup device gets high marks from BP

• Yahoo! News blog
It was treated as an oddball twist in the otherwise wrenching saga of the BP oil spill when Kevin Costner stepped forward to promote a device he said could work wonders in containing the spill's damage. But 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. 

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Comment by Die Daily
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"The machine, described as a centrifugal processing device that separates oil from water, was developed by a consortium of scientists hired by Costner following the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989."

Comment by Ross Wolf
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It is amazing how many of America’s greatest inventions were accomplished not by major corporations, but my ordinary Americans, often working in their garage at home.