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Originally posted by who-me?
reply to post by alexhiggins732
Alex I can agree to disagree, but however I will not concede that that your argument is better than mine "Just Because".
Upon what do you base your conclusion that all of the suggestions sent to BP are ignored? You call them conclusions. They are not. A conclusion implies an ending based on evidence gathered. What you have made are assumptions which you ply as fact. - That's where I objected.
The bit about the "sensationalist fear mongering" yeah I'll admit it, I was having a bit of a dig but remember this sites motto is "deny Ignorance"
Also posting lots of links and telling me about google isn't necessary, I can search news on google too.
Lastly you didn't address my final point addressing your post. Here it is again.
Its because it has to fit over a riser pipe that was attached to a now sunken oil rig possibly also being bent or distorted somewhat in the process, which now needs to be cut off at a depth of 5000feet by a robot. They can't guarantee a decent seal under these circumstances. Which taking into consideration the above is quite understandable.
Are BP really just being "Evil oil" or do you think this might be why it could continue to leak? BP never decided to "Oh never mind lets let it leak till August, we'll catch some oil in the meantime" it is simply the most practical and logical next step solution at this time since relief wells can't be drilled in 15 minutes.
Again, I believe that there are many better options that BP should be trying and their conflict of interest between their bottom line (making a profit) and the best interests of the public has caused them to decide to use the LMRP instead of trying a method to stop the leak.
Instead of trying "a method"? What would your solution be then?
[edit on 1/6/2010 by who-me?]
1. Construct a massive oil chimney
2. All the BOP cutting ideas
3. Some other your other ideas....
Originally posted by alexhiggins732
A massive oil chimney has not been tried. There containment dome idea sucked. The dome wasn't even solid. That was not a chimney. It was a vacuum.
A chimney would be a big enclosure from the bottom of the seafloor to the surface that could be as big as needed and keeps the oil confined are in a relativity that can easily be processed on the surface.
As far as your objection to the BOP cutting ideas I must disagree, in face other blowouts have been fixed by cutting or remove a damaged BOP taking it to the surface, repairing it and the reinstalling it.
The nuke idea involves drilling alongside the whole and detonating it under ground, your argument that a nuke has not been designed that can be detonated a that level makes no sense.
To make a nuclear reaction you need only to fire two pieces of nuclear material that have a total mass greater than the critical mass of the material. Once an amount greater than the critical mass exists as a single mass the the chain reaction is started which causes the radioactive material to decay rapidly until the material reaches its critical mass at which point it will decay according to its normal half life.
Seriously, It's really not that complicated. You take two shells using the radioactive material as the bullet and fire them at each other. When they collide, nuclear reaction. The tricky science actually involves fire multiple "radioactive bullets" simultaneously so they all collide at the same time in addition to designing a casing the refracts as many electrons as possible inwards to continue the chain reaction so that they are not lost.
Now you mean to tell me that they you can fire two bullets at 5,000 ft. Nonsense.
Further more the gravity inside of the sun is much greater, while that does use fusion we have those bombs as well.