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June 3 (Reuters) - The official in charge of managing the U.S. response to the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday downplayed the possibility of using a nuclear or other explosive device to try to seal off the well.
"I think that's really on the peripheral of things we ought to be talking about right now," Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said when asked about suggestions that a nuclear explosion be used to seal off the leak.
Originally posted by JohnnyFever
They should nuke it. Melt the whole core of the problem and lets all focus on alternative energy and screw the oil drilling. Blow the whole dang think up and focus on solar, wind, water and magnetics for energy.
Originally posted by andy1033
The worlds biggest hydrogen bomb is the only bomb they need.
It will do the job.
Originally posted by kybertech
How the hell would blowing it up fix the leak? Common sense dictates that if you blow something up it expands.. am I missing something?
Originally posted by JayRodney
This video shows the Russians utilizing a small nuke to stop a gas well blaze that had gotten out of control.
It's actually an old USSR propaganda film showing us how exactly they extinguished the fire. I see no real reason the same technique could not be utilized to attempt to stop the oil leak in the gulf. It seems quite logical.
[edit on 3-6-2010 by JayRodney]