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See the products we sell in use by cleanup crews and get all the latest updates from CNNs Latest Updates: Gulf Oil Spill and MSNBC's Disaster in the Gulf. Oil may hit shore later this week. Government crews, local environmental cleanup firms, and fisherman are doing whatever they can to contain the quickly spreading oil slick.
Both absorbent and nonabsorbent boom is being deployed to contain and absorb the oil. Ultimately the oil needs to be absorbed from the surface with oil only absorbent product. Sorbent products, such as booms, socks, pom poms, pillows, and pads are being spread and then recovered when saturated. These products will not absorb water and float on the surface, even when saturated.
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