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Conscious of the toll oil spills like Deepwater Horizon take on animals, one major oil company devised a procedure for washing off oil that's less traumatic than conventional cleaning. It takes a fraction of the time, too, according to Treehugger:
The machine takes just seven minutes, versus as long as two hours of human handling, which reduces the amount of time a bird is under stress in increases how quickly it recovers for release into the wild. From shorebirds to pelicans to sea turtles, the list goes on of animals who are in need of a bath after running into oil slicks. Might we see machines like this put in use during the long, long clean up process we'll have during and after the Deepwater leak?
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Check out Treehugger to read more and see a demonstrative video of a bird getting a scrub down with the machine.

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