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The Algae that eats oil, Why Not In The Gulf

Updated on January 16, 2012
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Ananda Chakrabarty

Microbes That Eat Oil

Well we all have to ask, what is really going on here. This deep horizon oil spill is the greatest MAN-MADE Disaster since the invention of Atomic Energy. We cannot forget Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, let alone the disaster at Chernobyl. Many years ago a great scientist by the name of Ananda Chakrabarty found what he deemed a "superbug" which has the ability to eat up oil with no problem. Dr. Chakrabarty realized that by combining three specific pseudomonas bacteria, he could create a microbe that literally eats up oil. This microbe eats up oil at an amazing rate, indeed. As it can digest about two-thirds of the hydrocarbons which are ultimately involved in an oil spill. So why are they not used right now by BP in the gulf? Easy, because their greed is so uncanny that they are willing to sacrifice life in order to preserve their profits. You will find throughout this page that BP has done many things in order to save profit, even at the expense of life.

BP loves to use the floating booms in order to contain the oil, so they can later collect the oil, and then refine and sell it for profit. The oil spilling out is apparently still theirs, even though it is in American waters, and polluting the entire gulf to such an extent that as I write this millions of life forms are suffocating and drowning in their own vomit. Do not fear however, because BP is going to sell the world this oil. So let them continue drilling in the Gulf, around the globe even, because now we know that they have the ability to still turn profits, even off great man made disasters.

Oil Disaster. BP Oil Spill

I was going to aim at explaining about these microbes that eat oil, even the Canadian algae that does the same. However I think it is really a fruitless effort. So instead I am going to focus on the fact, that BP right now as all big oil, are the most greedy inhumane corporations on the planet. Most people do not realize that BP had the ability to stop oil spills such as the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf, which occurred on April, 20th, 2010. Yes they have the technology to stop these events. Do you want to know what the problem with this technology is? Well it is the fact that it is too good, the valves that shut down the well with the newer technology makes a situation where they can no longer access the well. Therefore they lose profit. So it is actually more profitable for them to collect it off the ocean surface, than to lose that well. Humanity is in big trouble, this greed is going to lead to more potent events than even this. You know the other day I heard a theory, at first I thought it was very far fetched. I was watching a show, and it went on to explain how the government and these big corporations knew the world was ending. So they would not bother doing to much as it would be a fruitless effort. I do not necessarily believe this. However I look at these things going on right now. I think I would rather believe they just have knowledge that nothing really matters. Than the other scenario, that they are so damn greedy they are willing to sacrifice the entire planet to make their share holders happy. This man made disaster has already affected 4 states that I know of, most likely even more in the upcoming days. They simply are so greedy it is really hard to imagine right now. This greed is going to be the end of us, this I am sure.

Back to the Microbes, why would they not use them? Well I think I already explained the reason. The microbes do not preserve the oil, they destroy it. So there is no way to collect the oil and sell it. It is as simple as that. The Microbiologist whom created these microbes has also created microbes that eat cancer cells. They are formidable against breast cancer. However we do not hear about them being used. Why the pharmaceutical companies are just as greedy. They want to sell their pills. We all know this, however it just does not stop. Many avid environmentalist believed that such a disaster as what is going on in the Gulf right now would wake up the world. The sad reality is, it has not. Every one is under playing the entire situation. No one is mad at them, people are more mad at our president, than of the CEO's of BP. We do not hear the crazy ranting towards BP, that we hear against our current administration. It is their responsibility to stop this disaster, however they have failed us. The government has failed yet again. As it has continued to fail us over the years.

 Most people blame the government, however doing this is over looking the problem entirely. The government as our founding fathers created it is not gone. However it does appear that way. The problem is big business owns it, politicians cannot take as step without fearing to upset the big corporations that own us all. This has happened because they infiltrated our government, brain washed the people, and we let them. The government is too big, everyone says. Well it was not to big when we allowed total deregulation of every threat known to America. It was not to big then, not to big when we allowed a few dozen corporations to expand and become more powerful than the government itself. Which undermined our entire system and way of life. Our founding fathers would be turning in their graves right now. This is not necessarily the governments fault, it is the people who voted in the Representatives who allowed these big corporations to become more powerful than the U.S government. What can our government tell BP. Absolutely nothing for these big corporations write their own laws. Our government is too big. This is a joke, and people whom buy it are the fools. Yes it is too big, as the government really cares about me when it comes to wearing my seat belt, or my baby momma getting an abortion. However if you make over 10 million a year, you can write your own rules. One day a leader will come to power with the guts to retake our government, and not for the damn corporations, which the GOP is attempting to do right now. For the people so we can return to a time, where if some corporation is making a fool of America we send them packing. I am done, good luck an GOD bless.

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      4 years ago

      Keep these artelcis coming as they've opened many new doors for me.

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      7 years ago

      the oil spill would have had to have been 20,000 times worse to have had enough oil to water concentration to have even been filtered by the best water filters the amount of oil spilled compared to the amount of the water in the gulf

      for example to simulate what happened get an above ground pool and add 0.2% of 1/4 a teaspoon to your pool

      be careful make sure you don't drown in your own vomit

      dangerous stuff

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      Steven Miller 

      7 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      You are right in your assertions. However there are more ways than one to solve this problem as even algae can eat oil.

      However now it appears it is up to nature, and good human volunteers.

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      Ata Abbas 

      8 years ago

      Oil eating algea and bacteria are not being used in today's oil spills. The reason is not caompletely the one posted by the auther. It may be to an extent but the real reason is the even bigger problem caused by the decomposition of the algea themselves. When bacteria or algea die, they get decomposed consuming the Oxygen of water famously called BOD. If the quantity of microorganisms is large, this results in the depletion of oxygen from sea water, a situation called hypoxia. Hypoxia will create an even larger problem for marine ecosystem. It usually takes a long time to restore normal conditions fo dissolved oxygen.

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      Steven Miller 

      8 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      It is pretty sad that we are using poisonous toxins to clean up the oil instead of natural algae. Wonder if all of the dead birds and fish are related to this man made disaster in the Gulf. I would say most definitely.

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      Steven Miller 

      8 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      Well you hit the nail on the head. They just want to preserve the oil. Even at the expense of human and animal life. Deep shore drilling is a bad thing anyway. This was just one of the lessons GOD has shown us for not listening to the people and drilling anyway. No one is serious about alternative energies. I mean we have magnetic propulsion systems that would blow peoples minds. Tesla could make a car that needed no carbon fuel whatsoever. However Tesla died a lonely destroyed man. As capitalism used him up and spit him out. We are doomed.

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      8 years ago

      OK, the reason that we are not using microbes to eat up the oil is because we want to try to keep as much of the oil that we can. The whole point of drilling for oil is the OIL! Yeah, there was a massive spill (explosion actually) and tons of damage to the environment and wildlife but if we can't get back the lost oil at the very least then it was a complete loss.

      Don't get me wrong, I think it is terrible what happened, I am just answering the question the way that all the people at the top are thinking but not saying. Also, simply using microbes to eat up the oil will not insure safety to the environment or wildlife. There are tons of other toxins that were released that we really can not do much about even if we used microbes to eat up the actual oil.

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      Steven Miller 

      8 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      Thanks Heymcs, It is time that we do something. BP may plug the hole, then for them everything will go back to normal. This is totally insane. We need to stand up for life once and for all. It is time for us to get in contact with our leaders and tell them, we are not going to allow this insanity. It is time to once and for all move on to a green technology and get away from the oil. Many thought this is what it would take, right now it looks like we were wrong.

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      8 years ago from Utah and DC

      Awesome hub. As you stated - greed is the forefront of most things - there is no money in a cancer cure - the money is in the drugs - the treatment. That's why there are no cancer cures. There are no microbes being used to correct / eat the oil - because there is no money in that. The money is in the oil - not it's destruction. Who the hell cares if it destroys the planet? Obviously not BP. No amount of fines/penalties have stopped or fixed the problems and safety issues with BP (who defends their sorry safety record). I blame the govt too but not because Obama insisted BP pay for their mess but because more isn't being done. Yes, I would love too for a leader to come to power with the guts to retake our government from big corporations but I'm not holding my breath.

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      Tom T 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      At some point a politician not only has to tackle Social welfare but also corporate welfare and international welfare. The US needs to stop greasing the palms of voters, corporations and nations. Don't know if there is anyone smart enough or savvy enough to pull that off but that person would save the US from itself.


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