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Originally posted by Just Wondering
The top kill didn't work. The ROV's have cut off the bent over pipe (riser) that was shown on their camera leaking out of 4 places and another semi-submersible drilling rig is slowly making its way to position over the well, they will then lower another BOP on top of this faulty one. I can see the drilling rig slowly inching over there. It is doing just over 1 knot. This new development hasn't been released to the MSM yet.
[edit on 29-5-2010 by Just Wondering]
Originally posted by WWJFKD
Originally posted by expat2368
reply to post by WWJFKD
The Russians have killed several out of control wells with limited yield nuclear devices. Everyone needs to get over the fear of using a nuke to seal the thing off. We need to call in the Russian experts that have done it before and get the thing sealed off.
A nuke will melt rock and crush enough of the well to seal it off and stop the flow. I think the risk of doing that is a lot less than what will be the result of all the feeble minded bumbling that is going on now.
I feel you I really do but consider the seismic event that was felt by every seismograph in the US at the same time. It was particularly strong in Florida and China of all places. Something happened at a very deep depth.
Then we have to look at this information and some of the research of Jack Reed a geophysicist with Texaco in New Orleans at the time.
We got another thread going around about the location of the actual gusher and if correct it comes dangerously close to Jack Reeds missing tectonic plate. Jack Reeds (theoretical) plate butts up against the New Madrid Fault line.
Then you have Gordon Michael Scallions future map of what he believed the US would one day look like. Yeah he's pretty far out there but just between you and me I'd rather not chance it.
If Reed was right there is already a danger that the sea floor may crater due to the gap left by the escaping oil and set that plate in motion.
None of this amounts to a conclusive body of evidence but I think we need to err on the side of caution here with this one and just keep going forward with this relief well.