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INFLATE SOMETHING INSIDE THE LEAK
A PBS call for suggestions brought in one incarnation of a common idea -- put something inside the leak, then inflate it to seal the pipe shut. This one, the suggester said, is modeled on the technology used by doctors to temporarily shut off arteries.
Originally posted by Judohawk
Originally posted by Americanist
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
Yea i hope this genius realizes the types of pressures we are talking about. Plus at that depth the pressure on the tires themselves will not allow them to inflate to the diameter they would be at the surface.
Personally i think the only solution is a very small yield tactical nuke would seal it forever. After all it worked for the Russians when this happened for them...or why don't they just crimp the damn pipe shut.
I'd be a tad bit concerned about a sea floor collapse with more holes cropping up.
Here we go again, the sea floor WILL NOT collapse.