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Oil Spill Cleanup Technology Stuck In 20th Century

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 2:41pm

Thirty-one years ago, the Ixtoc I well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico after its blowout preventer failed. Cleanup crews responded with oil booms, skimmers and detergents. Ira Flatow and guests discuss why, three decades later, oil cleanup crews still rely on the same technology.

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