James Cameron Offers His Submarines For Oil Spill Cleanup
Cameron the latest of celebs who want a clean Gulf.
We love celebrities, especially when they're good people. Last week we reported that Kevin Costner and his brother were playing what could be a major role in efforts to clean up BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and now Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron is offering some valuable support as well.
James Cameron reportedly boasts a very "intimate knowledge" of the oceans and seas (and a bank account holding billions), according to Celebitchy. All this, of course, thanks to the many films Cameron's directed -- most notably his documentaries about the deep sea. And so, it happens that Cameron is the owner of major high-tech submarines. The Telegraph UK (via Celebitchy) reported on Wednesday:
"Mr. Cameron, a billionaire after directing two of the highest grossing films of all time, contacted BP over the weekend to offer the use of his deep-dive craft. It is understood he has owned the craft since filming Titanic more than a decade ago.
"He suggested that the manned vessels, currently in Lake Baikal in the former Soviet Union, could be used below water as part of BP's sub-sea effort to repair the leaking oil rig, Deepwater Horizon."
It's reported that BP doesn't want to deal with James Cameron but that the U.S. Government is game. Apparently Cameron met in a summit on Tuesday with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss the oil spill with scientists, engineers and business people.
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