SAINT CLOUD, Florida - The EPA and BP have been at loggerheads over the dispersents used in the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But one man says he has the solution - literally - to the problem.
The EPA wants BP to use a less toxic dispersent to break up the oil gushing into the Gulf. BP is balking, saying what they are using was previously approved by the EPA and is more effective and more plentiful than anything else on the market.
Michael Fitzgerald of Petro Buster Products says he's been petitioning every federal agency and company involved in the clean up to try his company's Fuel and Oil SPill Eliminator. Those attempts, he says, have fallen on deaf ears.
"We have decided not to petition anyone involved in the Gulf oil crisis to use our Fuel & Oil Spill Eliminator which has virtually no harmful bi-product to clean up the oil spill any longer," he said.
"So instead, we are re-bottling our product and labeling it as a foot cleaning solution for beach goers to use to remove the oil stains from their feet ..."
He says a new instruction is being added to the bottle:
"Caution: If a SLICK British Petroleum VIP asks what you are doing – HOLD BOTTLE VERTICALLY AND SPRAY DIRECTLY INTO THEIR EYES"
Maybe then, he says, they will see the solution.
Fitzgerald will appear live on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network at 5 PM New York time today. Just go to www.paltalknewsnetwork.com and click on the Watch Live Now button at the top of the page to join in the conversation. There is no charge.