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Hay to Hair and Everything In Between

May 20th, 2010 by flanews

Hay, hair and everything in-between is being offered up as a way to help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. 92-Hundred people have called BP offering up solutions, and as Whitney Ray tells us, some of those ideas are being tested.

More than 200 miles of protective boom are creating a barrier between the oil slick and the coastline but the boom at best will only keep 15 percent of the oil at bay.

Setting fire to the slick, and skimming the surface have eliminated some of the mess, but it continues to gush out quicker than anyone can clean it up.

By the thousands people are donating hair to help soak up the oil. Even pets are pitching in. This is Huckleberry. Hes getting his hair cut. It will be boxed and shipped to Louisiana.

But thats where the line ends for now. BP has yet to use the hair, human or otherwise. But that wont stop Veterinarian Melanie Donofro from sending it anyway.

We all need to be involved whether they are using it or not, we need to make sure that we talk to our government and make them do what they need to do to stop this because more can be done, said Donofro.

Panhandle Resident Otis Goodson is asking BP to give hay a chance. He demonstrates its effectiveness in a YouTube video.

BP is reviewing Goodsons idea. So far 92-hunded calls from people with suggestions have flowed into BPs Helpline 25-hundered have followed up filling out this online form. DEP Secretary Mike Sole says some arent workable

People are suggesting to send divers down to the bottom and take action at the well head sight. I have to remind them, well its real cold down there and the pressure would probable cause a problem, said Sole.

But some of the plans might work, and if theyre successful in removing at least a little bit of the oil then fish, turtles, and birds would be thankful. To submit your ideas visit www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com, click on the suggestions button and fill out the form

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