reply to post by Gorman91
It's 4 months in and they've tried everything already. The relief well will not stop the spill either. because it just splits up the current.
You still have three rivers. And because a forward movement is easiest, the relief well will not help as much.
This part is untrue. A pipe with a rushing fluid creates "lower pressure" which means when they tap into the side of it, they will get suction not
pressure. This is common in industrial settings where a simple sink faucet and running water create suction for filtering devices, soap injection,
Also, they have special "friction polymer" muds that are specifically designed to be sticky and clingy, and they have at least 3 miles of pipe (some
estimates say 7 miles) of pipe where that mud can clog and stick. Then, they pump cement in behind it.
Now, to be successful, their relief wells have to be drilled better, cased better, and have better BOP's to prevent a repeat of the first blow out,
but "surely" (crosses fingers), surely they have learned from there original mistakes?
I think the relief wells will work. I live in Florida, and if the relief wells don't work, as my brother puts it, "They will close Florida." The
relief wells simply have to work. They are the last resort. Nukes are insane, and if it comes to that, all the worst-case scenario threads on ATS
cease to be funny, and start to become real!