An informative exchange has been posted over at Share 11 discussion group between Carol (I refrain from citing last names to preserve privacy) and Suzy Ward. The subject was bioremediation.
You may remember that I posted a Youtube video a while back on using bacteria to consume the oil, but Suzy passes on an email from an academic who watched the Kuwaitis recover from the oil disaster they inherited from the First Gulf War. He says that the use of bacteria will likely not work.
Suzy feels that the galactics are probably the only ones who can help us with such a large calamity. SaLuSa also has some comments to add; I’ll be posting his message in a moment.
(Thanks to Len)
I wrote Suzy Ward a letter yesterday, and asked her if she knew anything about the Gulf Spill, why so much death and devastation, and why the oil is still spreading and also if President Obama knows anything about the microbes and if so, is there some reason why they’re not being used to help out. Here is her reply:
If President Obama knows about oil-eating microbes, very likely he’s also aware of information that most of us may not be. I also wondered why he hadn’t ordered this remedial action until a friend sent me the explanation from Garth Nicolson, one of the principals involved in the successful clean-up of a much smaller spill. I’ll copy below his reply to Kathy’s inquiry — please share it!
I think eradicating that extent of pollution lies in the advanced technologies of other civilizations once they are on the planet. I hope they hurry!
With blessings and LOVE and PEACE…
—– Original Message —–
From: Garth Nicolson
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: Texas Used Bioremediation on Oil Spills: Water, Land Restored in 6 Weeks!
Yes, bioremediation works, but it is slow and expensive on a large scale, which is why it is unlikely to be considered for the deep water blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Also, with the low temperature at depths of one mile or more, the oil eating bacteria would be ineffective because their metabolism would be essentially shut down. It could work on the contaminated inter-tidal areas, but again the quantities of bacteria necessary would be unattainable today.
I saw firsthand as a visiting professor at Kuwait University after the first Gulf War the use of bacteria to return oil contaminated land back to its original state. It took years to do this and a lot of money, which the Kuwaitis had in abundance.