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Originally posted by dragonridr
reply to post by Gentill Abdulla
Nice try but the hydrocarbons would freeze in the pumps they would have to be on the surface. And using electromagnets under water requires a sealed system. which would reduce there effectiveness 1 mile down. You could accomplish the same thing with hydraulics to clamp onto the pipe. In fact ive wondered why they havnt made hydraulic clamps to seal the pipe?
PS want to give you credit for thinking outside the box keep it up youll go along way into finding solutions others dont think of.
[edit on 6/12/10 by dragonridr]
Originally posted by hinky
My thought were just drill some holes in the side of the pipe before the broken end. Shove bars into the holes so they span the pipe inside. Then inject the junk shot of deflated tire inner tubes that would collect on the rods and eventually slow or stop the flow.
Just an idea.
Originally posted by queenannie38
the latest news seems to preclude any of our ideas, folks.
the sea floor might be collapsing, or collapsed already.
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
stop on the way to send your god a prayer.
Originally posted by Gentill Abdulla
Thanks I thought I was gonna get bashed and be called an idiot, it's nice to see a change in the way people act.
Originally posted by wylekat
What is needed is a way for the seafloor UNDER the collapse to be repaired/ bolstered.
One way I can see to do that is cause a volcanic eruption, under the oil. The how is beyond my grasp of science.