As BP, the Coast Guard, the Interior Department, and other governmental departments and agencies struggle to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, businessman Steve Kennedy offers a simple solution.
"You and I eat steaks and pizza. Microbes eat hydrocarbons," says Kennedy, President and CEO of Bioremediation, Inc., a company that uses microbes to clean up hazardous chemicals.
"I started this company six years ago," he explains, "when I realized the poisoning going on in the manufacturing industry. I saw the need for a green product to replace dangerous soaps and solvents, and to eliminate toxic wastes and disposal costs."
Kennedy is confident that his microbes can be used to clean up the BP oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. "This technology has been around for many years," he points out.