reply to post by avatar01
Those who are against the nuke option because it will "pollute the water" have no idea what they are talking about.
If that is their concern then you are correct, there is no cause to be against it for that reason.
Unfortunately for me that is not the reason. My concern is that if this is an already unstable shale structure below the gulf then a nuclear explosion
could introduce further instability. Remember that a nuke causes what in effect is an earthquake. Personally I don't think we want to be introducing
more earthquakes than the area aleardy gets. Just my opinion.
I believe N.of Norml
said it very well in a later post.
reply to post by ~Lucidity
The concern is not for the radiation but rather because of the brittle granitic caprock which is already riddled with fissures and leaks and
covered by an unstable mix of salt domes sedimentary deposit and a lot of gas clathrates.
The judgment is among those scientifically opposing the nuclear option are doing so based on the geology of the area not the possibility of radiation.
Sorry I don't know the answer to that. I have seen nothing personally.
reply to post by skeptic_al
Officially I believe they are drilling two wells because the second is in case the first fails. As I said earlier if the first works it does leave
them options for the second.
reply to post by new_here
I believe your conjecture is well reasoned.
reply to post by ghostpigeon
One of the problems that have been brought up with a nuke is the problem of subsidence, or subsidence craters in which the nuke creates a
"bubble" from an explosion - a cavern of glassified rock that eventually breaks and fills in.
Precisely so and a very good reason in my opinion not to use the nuke option.
Bill Clinton said in a speech or appearance this week he would order the navy to blow it up but use high power non-nuke explosives
I consider this to be no better. They just should not be exploding anything I feel.
reply to post by whaaa
reply to post by Blender
At least they can make nice charts and diagrams to make everyone feel better.
I'M HERE TO LEARN WHAT I CAN ABOUT THE OIL SUPER ARMAGEDDON! WHEN? WHERE? HOW? IS A TSUNAMI FULL OF UFO's & SHARKS COMING MY WAY?
Heeeey! They are gonna fix it?
What a misleading title
You just about encapsulated the problem. The original title was "Relief Wells Nearing Completion" just that - no caps. The thread was about to sink
and another poster suggested beefing up the title which I did against my instinct.
The problem here is ATS not me trying to mislead. I wanted this info to be seen, and this was the only way to do it.
reply to post by new_here
He took one look at the name Ixtoc and said, "Toxic ...unscramble the letters and it spells toxic!"
Anyone got any ideas on deepwater horizon?
Originally posted by odd1out
This would be great news, IF the casing isn't already blown out, which I have on pretty good authority is the case. Essentially, this is the same
reason the top kill failed last month. We'll see what's what soon enough.
My prediction stands here: the RELIEF WELLS will FAIL.
This would be true if they only attempt to fill the well from the top. There has to be sufficient heavy mud/concrete introduced from the bottom - the
relief well - to make it work in my opinion otherwise the pressure will simply move out sideways if the 'plug' is shallow.
Predictions that are based on uncertainty generally fail. Northern Europe was supposed to be wiped off the face of the earth on the 26th June but we
are still here. Katla was supposed to blow about 2 weeks ago - it has not. I could go on.
I hope that YOUR prediction is wrong also!
reply to post by Nidwin
Hey PuterMan, aren't we on the wrong side of ATS at the moment.
Yes definitely!!! I am much more comfortable with earthquakes and volcanoes! I am a bit out of my depth (
) here!! I just felt this info was not
coming over amongst all the doom and gloom.
reply to post by Agentenglish
and im anglo american so i have no prejadice the british and american people are just the same its our governments that have lost the
Amen to that!
To everyone: Thanks for your input and thanks for keeping this away from being doom and gloom. Yes the information we have is from BP but to say that
you don't believe it would suggest that you believe the disinformation being served by so many sites on the net.
I accept that they may not be telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth but at the end of the day it is still be best source if
I will try and get further information and graphics but in the meantime let us keep the candle of hope burning and not snuff it out just yet.