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So what exactly do they plan on doing if this plan fails? The Army Corp of Engineers predict a permanent solution could take as long as 2 years.
Originally posted by Goradd
The article didn't say anything about it taking 2 years to fix...that was the OP's statements.....where did u get that information from?
Originally posted by EliyahuHaNave
Has anyone heard what I said? There is still oil on the beach because of EXXON up here in Alaska! This problem will be here for a long time, and the longer it is allowed to go on, the more area it will inhabit, for a long time!
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
Well, I think I can safely say that we all knew this was going to happen.
What are the options of plugging up this spill? Is it possible to remote detonate a bomb at the bottom of the ocean to plug up the pipe? Or will this action only make things worse? I mean, they say they are digging a relief well, but how long is that going to take? The oil itself is leaking from the pipe that was attached to the rig itself. From a model that I saw on USATODAY.com, the actual cap to the pipe is somewhere around half a mile further down the way from the leak in the pipe, with a secondary leak that is close to the well head. Is there a way to shut it off at the source? I mean, common, there are enough smart people on ATS that we should be able to put together a solution. I am at a point right now that if this should hit land, I may just volunteer to go down to help in clean up efforts, regardless if I'm "certified" or not.
This is probably the greatest ecological disaster in the history of mankind, and nobody seems to care (the "regular" people). I hate to say it, but this could be the precursor to something much worse.
Anyway, let's start putting our heads together to figure out a solution. Are there any physics/engineering majors here? Anybody that knows about pipe mechanics? I am just a musician, but I want to do my part to help.
Peace be with you.