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The US Navy MZ-3A Airship is Now Part of BP Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts

By: Tiana Reid - Published:   Updated: Apr 28 2011 • References: navy.mil and popsci
The US Navy MZ-3A Airship has been deployed to help in cleaning up the tragic BP oil spill. Airships are generally a greener form of transportation than traditional airplanes. More specifically, the US Navy MZ-3A Airship is a low-fuel, high-endurance machine that is especially useful in airborne patrol missions like this cleanup effort, where communications and endurance are particularly important.

Implications - When it comes to natural disaster situations such as the BP oil spill, the population looks towards the government to help come up with a solution. By utilizing their resources that also incorporate low ecological repercussions, governments can take this disaster and use it as an opportunity to showcase that they are prepared and not worsening the situation.