Got a fix for oil spill? It may be worth a prize

(AP) -- You might be able to get rich quick if you can fix the BP oil spill.

The wants to make fixing the BP oil spill a multimillion dollar competition. It has done the same for space, and gene-mapping.

Foundation Vice President Francis Beland (BE'-land) says his group is kicking around the idea. They've already received 35,000 unsolicited ideas for fixing the oil spill in the .

Beland told a special oil spill conference Monday that his group is seeking advice from the public on how to handle such a competition. The foundation also has to raise money for a prize. X Prizes are usually $10 million or more.


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