James Cameron Joins Efforts to Contain Gulf Oil Spill
Efforts to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history is getting a Hollywood treatment as James Cameron has reportedly joined a brainstorming session attended by top scientists and other officials.
Cameron, a known environmentalist, shared his ideas on how to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which is now threatening to become a full-blown environmental disaster. The recent brainstorming comes after British Petroleum, whose oil rig in the Gulf exploded six weeks ago, failed to stop oil from gushing out of the well with its so-called “top kill” effort.
Cameron was joined in the meeting on Tuesday by officials from several U.S. agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Energy. Cameron is famous for creating the top two grossing movies of all time, “Titanic” and “Avatar,” an environmental film.
He also created two documentaries about the sinking of the Titanic, using remotely operated deep-sea vehicles to film the wreckage of the famous ship.