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McLaughlin’s vacuum excavators are helping oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Used on barges along the coast, the vacuum excavators transfer the oil and water mix to a facility where the oil is burned from the water and clean water is transferred back into the Gulf.
The units also aid in removing oil from sea walls by heating the area, allowing vacuums to suck up oil more easily from the base of the wall. McLaughlin team members are helping out on the shore by planning faster ways to extract tar balls from the beaches.