Kevin Costner in WaterworldOne of the biggest movie disasters of all time is coming to the rescue of one of the biggest environmental disasters of all time. Yes, it would appear that Kevin Costner's 1995 epic flop Waterworld wasn't such a waste of money after all.

Apparently, while developing the film, Costner spent millions of dollars paying scientists to create an "ocean therapy" device that would purify water just like his character's invention in the movie. Now, with official approval, BP have been given the go ahead for Costner to use six of his devices to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill, which is currently leaking 210,000 gallons of oil into the Atlantic Ocean 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Find out more and watch a video report on Costner's invention... Kevin Costner in WaterworldOne of the biggest movie disasters of all time is coming to the rescue of one of the biggest environmental disasters of all time. Yes, it would appear that Kevin Costner's 1995 epic flop Waterworld wasn't such a waste of money after all.

Apparently, while developing the film, Costner spent millions of dollars paying scientists to create an "ocean therapy" device that would purify water just like his character's invention in the movie. Now, with official approval, BP have been given the go ahead for Costner to use six of his devices to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill, which is currently leaking 210,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

According to the New York Daily News, environmental activist Costner has 300 machines in various sizes, with the largest able to clean water at a rate of 200 gallons a minute. Like a giant vacuum cleaner, the machines suck in oily water and separates the oil, spitting out clean water.

"I'm just really happy that the light of day has come to this," Costner said.

Watch a US News report of Costner's Waterworld machine below...



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