Thursday, April 28, 2011

#54 Containment Booms

Description:  The orange and black floating objects are containment booms used to isolate potential oil spills into the Rogue River in Michigan.  Containment booms are used stop an oil slick from contacting the shore as well as concentrating the oil slick to one place.  By concentrating the oil it becomes possible to use skimmers and vacuums to collect the oil and dispose of it properly.

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