The only practical way to accelerate decomposition of the oil is to send oxygenated water into the plumes, using compressors and pumps powered by the U.S. Navy's portable nuclear reactors. The Navy's first nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, isn't currently available, but perhaps they could send a submarine or two.
It would be helpful to have retired aircraft carriers serve as stand-by disaster response ships, as advocated at SendTheEnterprise.org. What else can we do to better prepare for the future?"
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