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Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
Before the Hawks and Doomhounds, before those who really want to see the US fail, and before the Impulsive Non-Critical Thinkers jump on the bandwagon ... there are many things to consider, only a handful of which are:
1. BP can't sell radioactive oil.
2. The earthquake plates and zones.
3. Bikini Atoll - www.bikiniatoll.com... with it's water so sterile that fish cannot thrive.
4. A Nuke behaves different whether it is a groundburst, a seaburst or an airburst. www.fas.org...
It was blasted by the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated by the United States but half a century on, Bikini Atoll supports a stunning array of tropical coral, scientists have found.
In 1954 the South Pacific atoll was rocked by a 15 megatonne hydrogen bomb 1,000 times more powerful than the explosives dropped on Hiroshima.
The explosion shook islands more than 100 miles away, generated a wave of heat measuring 99,000ºF and spread mist-like radioactive fallout as far as Japan and Australia.
But, much to the surprise of a team of research divers who explored the area, the mile-wide crater left by the detonation has made a remarkable recovery and is now home to a thriving underwater ecosystem.
Originally posted by guyopitz
Politically if we use a nuke it gives Iran the right to say "we need a nuclear weapon in case of an oil disaster in our own country, you can't argue against us having one anymore" in this big nuclear summit that's coming up.
If we nuke the well. Chances are good that the sea floor will collapse and things will get a lot worse very fast. Deadly gasses will bubble to the surface, giant tidal waves will blast coastal regions. It will be massive.
Originally posted by toolstarr
I had no idea this has been used before 5 times by the Russians.
I just thought it was something never before tried and was against it. Now I'm more ok with it, It's looking like we may have no other choice.
Yes that would work. But think about it. If we drill down to the existing well bore Why wouldnt we just deflect the pressure to new well bore. leaving no pressure in leaking well. Cement the old one off and cap the new one or produce the oil and gas like regular.. Same results no Nukes. same amount of time. infact this is what they are doing right now. they have 2 rigs drilling down to the leaking well.