1 Thats wild I,ve forgotten all about that, (project gasbuggy) and I used to drive by it all the time. Except for the time frame it would amolst mix
some light into some of the Schnieder story.
1L To give some of the thread viewers a short geology lesson; Follow along folks time for a bed time learning short story meant to keep you awake;
2 Anywhere you walk, stand, drive on the earth, underneath your feet are different layers of earth comprised of many different kinds of rock of many
different thicknesses from a fraction of an inch to hundreds or more feet thick.
3 A Standard Geologist refer to these layers as "Rock Strata", a Petroleum Geologist refer to these layers as "Formations", Especially if they
contain energy reserves of Crude Oil and or Natural Gas Pockets, which mostly comprise of decomposed ancient organic microbials, plants, and animals
almost entirely accessed with a drilling rig. Sometimes these are Tight Formations meaning the oil and or gas have a hard time moving thru the rock to
the well and need one of many methods used to loosen or fracture the producing formation to maximize extraction of the resource.
4 A perfect example to get a fundamental picture of this is to look at a picture of the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon
(if you ever go, go to the north face Kaibab Plateau you wont be disssapointed).
5 Given that, another thing that has been found is caverns, we are all familiar with them Carlsbad being a fine example, some meet the surface
exposing an entrance or (Portal) others are accidently discovered in drilling for Oil and Gas Reserves with no known surface access which nearly
always results in a P&A or "Plug and Abandon" due to the well bore no longer able to support the mud necessaryto lift the cuttings from the well
bore, a term called "Lost Circulation", you know you hit a large cavern when the well instantaneously goes on a vacuum, loses all the mud into the
bore and pumps all the reserve mud down with it.
Now a question for the Nuclear Scientist-
6 Go back to Paragraph 3 and read where I mentioned tight formations and processes to loosen the strata to help the flow of oil or gas in a formation.
This is what the Governments Public Release Reason for the the project, " An Attempt To Loosen The Strata In The Gas Formation Drilled Into At The
Gas Buggy Site Lowering And Detonating A Nuclear Device At The location of The Formation" ! Perhaps it was a cavern afterall.
7 Nowaday this seems a rather stupid proposal to increase production in a gas or oil formation with a nuke ! Think about it, If you flow the well
after a nuclear detonation whats is going to come up out of it?
ANSWER: Highly Concentrated Radioactive Oil and or Natural Gas thats what whith no way to process it!
This does raise a very interesting question! This nowadays sounds like a lame story beings nuclear behavior is more public knowledge, but even then
there coud not have been a nuclear scientist involved that wouldnt know it would be a stupid idea because you could never use the gas or oil, well,
not for a couple hundred million more years anyway! Either the government was thinking way ahead into the future of the american strategic petroleum
reserve, (way ahead) or was there some other reason? Someone Knows
8 Project Gas Buggy Is not far from Dulce and now lyes near the bottom of DOE superfund cleanup list