CapeFish Posted September 11, 2004 Share Posted September 11, 2004 The Associated Press Posted on: Friday, September 10, 2004 JACKSONVILLE ? A South Florida businessman says he's going to try to reduce the strength of Hurricane Ivan by flying a Boeing 747 into the edge of the hurricane and dumping thousands of pounds of an absorbent material into the storm. Peter Cordani of Jupiter plans to try to knock the storm down by one or two categories by dropping tons of powder that absorbs 3-thousand to 4-thousand times its weight. Cordani is chief operating officer of Dyn-O-Mat, a company that sells environmental absorbent products such as mats for mechanics. He believes his product, SK1000, would cause a shearing action and a 15 degree cooling of the storm. Cordani has been working on his plan for five years. He has assembled a team of experts, including two former astronauts, moonwalker Edgar Mitchell and Scott Mac Leod, who tested the lunar module. Cordani is in contact talks to lease a 747 tanker from Evergreen Aviation in McMinnville, Oregon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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