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Shell’s Arctic Venture Stalls while MIT Proposes New Oil Spill Clean-Up Concept

September 12th, 2012 | by Tina Casey

Shell Oil’s ill-fated Arctic oil drilling venture has just been put on hold, and in an epic piece of timing, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have just proposed a magnet-based method for cleaning up oil spills that could, for the first time ever, link the words “simple,” “fast,” and “energy efficient” with the tedious job of separating oil from water. As an extra sustainability bonus, the cost of the operation could be offset by recycling the harvested oil, and the magnets would be reused, too. The Big Question is, will it work?



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