Texas Tech on the forefront of Gulf oil spill cleanup

Oil continues to flow in the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of thousands of barrels a day. Now the concern is it will reach the loop current, bringing it toward the southern tip of Florida and not the Atlantic.

There are serious questions about how much is really flowing out of that broken riser at the bottom of the Gulf. BP says that number is 5,000 barrels a day. Skeptics say that number could be much greater, reaching as much or more than 70,000 barrels.

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The Texas Tech Institute of Environmental and Human Health thinks they may have the answer to the challenging cleanup. They have created the Fibertect Wipe. It's a non-woven cotton material with carbon in the middle.

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