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That Giant Sucking Sound Again

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They’re both Hollywood A listers who’ve worked on water apocalypses. Whether it was Kevin Costner’s post apocalyptic flick Waterworld or James Cameron’s Titanic and The Abyss—both men share more than the initials of their last name. Now, they have been asked by the US government to bring their celluloid experiences into play to help clean up the British Petroleum mess in the Gulf Of Mexico. Cameron, considered

an expert in deep-sea diving technology, has offered BP the use of his private fleet of submarines. And according to reports, BP has already approved the use of six of Kevin Costner’s high-speed centrifuge machines called Ocean Therapy. Costner assembled a team to invent the machine in 1989 in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska. His business partner described the machine as a ‘big vacuum cleaner’.