Kevin Costner: Oil Spill Hero?

Full disclosure: My ex-husband was in the Waterworld and I’ve seen the Universal Studios stage and tank show based on the movie, too.

That being said, I am really stoked that Kevin Costner has put his money where his heart and mind are. After the Exxon Valdez spill, Costner invested $24 million of his own money  buying new centrifugal oil separators from the government and developing the technology to spin oil out of water.

Now BP has approved six of the machines from Costner’s  Ocean Therapy Solutions for testing in the Gulf, where they will extract the spilled oil, send it back to a tanker and return the water to the ocean about 97% pure.

DOOOO EEEET! Beat the hell out of those chemical dispersants.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.