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MolecuLoc oil spill products could be used in Gulf disaster

June 16, 2010
GROVETON — A local company has been recommended as a possible resource to aid the Gulf of Mexico oil clean up. Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, sent a letter to BP, on June 2, that was designed to make the beleaguered oil company aware of the collaborative work of Reflection Solutions and MolecuLoc of Groveton. BP is being held responsible for the world's largest oil spill disaster that is now fouling both the ocean and its shoreline.

The two companies have teamed up to offer Gulf clean-up solutions through the use of an innovative, EPA-accepted product — MolecuLoc, a blend of volcanic minerals — formulated as a result of scientific innovations.

The boost given the oil spill recovery product via the Congressman's letter, plus Reflection Solutions' media-savvy efforts, brought focused print, web, and TV attention on the MolecuLoc line of products on Sunday and Monday.

The MolecuLoc owners — science manager Lou Niles of Whitefield, general manager Rob Larsen, and Barry Normandeau of Lancaster — are being very cautious about releasing news of how their non-chemical product might be used to advance the process of remediating the spill and serving the needs of the people of the Gulf.

The company is directing all members of the press to its website: www.moleculoc.com. Its drop-down menus are filled with technical and analytical information, as well as the EPA certifications that its products have earned.

MolecuLoc oil spill products were first covered on Aug. 12, 2009 in the "Cos County Democrat."

"Our products will change the way the world deals with hydrocarbons; it's a paradigm shift," Mr. Niles then predicted. "They're 'green' products from start to finish. The used material can be mixed into an asphalt product so that what is has encapsulated will never again be released back into the environment; it provides a total mitigation that will set a new world standard."

The 100 percent naturally occurring volcanic mineral removes carbon molecules from the environment and converts hydrocarbons to a level that is landfill safe, innovator Niles explained at that time. MolecuLoc products, he said, can be used on land, on shorelands to create a barrier, and in marine environments where the product floats to create a "scab" that can be skimmed from the surface.

Martin Lord Osman
Brewster Academy
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