Pasadena company making booms to clean up oil

May 2, 2010 7:38:20 AM PDT
A Pasadena company is working around the clock to produce the materials that crews are using to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Complete Environmental Products says it has been shipping 50,000 to 80,000 units of sorbent booms every day. Those booms are used to soak the oil up from the water, and keep it from spreading.

"They will hook these booms together for miles and miles and miles. And as water, as oil comes in, the oil will seep toward the boom, stick or adhere to the boom itself and absorb it, about 25 times its weight," said Chad Clay, President of Complete Environmental Products.

In addition to the booms, the company is also shipping absorbent square pads. Those can be used in smaller bodies of water like bayous.


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