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Originally posted by SG-17
Well after my friend suggested something really, really stupid to me, I decided to make this thread to contain all of the horrible, stupid, or impossible ideas on how to clean the Gulf and stop the oil.
My friend suggested that a giant dam be built from Florida to Cuba, and then to the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as multiple ones to block off all tributaries from land into the Gulf. He then proposed that the Gulf be drained, the water cleaned, filtered, desalinated, and stored for future emergency (which I admit is a good idea considering the coming Water Wars), and then just keep piping away the oil until the pressure equalizes.
Have you heard any equally weird, outrageous, or impossible ideas?