“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Here it is day 59 and we are no closer to cleaning up the Gulf.
Last week our representatives met with the Governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. We had an order and were ready to ship when the EPA told us we were not on the list.
We pointed out to them we did not have to be registered under schedule J since our product was a volcanic ash. Well a war of words commenced. The difference between “Shall, will and may”. In the end we won the battle and they agreed we were on the list. However, we could not be used in the water since our specific gravity was greater than 1. They looked at us as a “sinking agent”. A sinking agent was not allowed by the EPA. We developed a plan to capture the oil and our product and encapsulate it. It could then be remediated, used in road asphalt, burned to make clean energy or processed to get the oil out. The problem with the last was that BP said any oil the we extracted was their product.
Hence the standstill. We have asked Senator Harry Reid to assist us. Two companies associated with my product are Nevada Companies. We are hoping to hear from him soon.
As for sinking the oil? We will not only sink it but it will not leach out once contained. We have proved this over the last 20 years. The last 10 in the oil fields of Canada.
There are a lot of great products out there and none are being used. What is the harm? It is better than the poison BP put on by using the dispersants. Our material is from the earth and 100% non toxic. Can BP say that? Our material is used in growing agriculture and providing more crops with out destroying the land.
So what is the delay? We can only help. Look what has been done to date. What is the harm.
What makes Oil Lok different from other absorbants?
Kitty litter is the most common. It is a calcined clay. Excell minerals was the first large scale maker of Jonnie Cat. It was used as an absorbant for oil in the 90’s.
In the 90’s we met with Excell minerals out of Southern California and introduced them to our material, then call Toxic-Lok.
Toxic-Lok now Oil Lok, is an amorphic silicia produced by volcanic ash. The ash fell upon fresh water lakes and encased diatoms.
Unlike clay, Oil Lok has a large surface area which is the key to the mineral successful absorbing characteristics. Once the oil is picked up by Oil Lok, the oil is not released back into the environment. It is locked into the material.
If oil is floating on the surface, Oil Lok can be added to the oil and the oil will attach to the Oil Lok and percipitate the oil out of the water. The oil will not be released from the material. Infact the Oil Lok will convert the oil into a natural fatty acid or fish food.
Killty litter will break down and allow the oil to leach out once in a land fill or in a wind row situation. Oil Lok will not allow this.
Next time you are looking for an oil spill containment material, look for Oil Lok.
Oil Lok does contain oil damage. It is the only type of material we have found to not only soak up oil spills but contains the oil damage. In most cases, it will draw the oil from the surrounding contaminated areas into the Oil Lok material.
Land has been re-mediated in California in the 1990’s. As of this date and judging by the lack of success BP has had in the Gulf, Oil Lok and like materials may be the only tried and tested material available.
The absorbent is spread on the spill and the oil is immediately picked up. No residue is left. It can be used to get oil off of hands and animals.This material is currently being considered for use in the Gulf. However, due to the slow movement on behalf of parties involved, we are still waiting approval for shipment.
The material was used by the Reno Fire Department in 1994 and by the Reno International Airport. This material is non explosive and non combustible even after absorbing up oil, jet fuel or any other contaminates.
Other uses for the material is cleaning up oil mud in oil fields. This has been used successfully by British Petroleum and Chevron in their fields in Canada.
In oil spills like the current spill in the Gulf of Mexico by British Petroleum, Oil Lok can be used as a medium to separate the oil out of the water. Cost compared to other absorbent materials is about ten time less.
Once absorbed, the material can be wind rowed or placed into a land fill with out the material leaching out and contaminating the surrounding areas.