During the first few weeks of the BP oil spill, Kevin Costner was the butt of a lot of jokes surrounding his so-called fix for the polluted Gulf of Mexico, which revolves around a fairly simple and well-known concept: the centrifuge. Costner says he bought the patent to the device more than a decade ago, and has spent a lot of money in the meantime bringing it to fruition. Well, Costner's efforts were finally validated, when BP decided to buy 32 of these centrifuge pumps, which claim to be able to separate 200 gallons of water and oil a minute.
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