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Those who are against the nuke option because it will "pollute the water" have no idea what they are talking about.
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.
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.
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
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
He took one look at the name Ixtoc and said, "Toxic ...unscramble the letters and it spells toxic!"
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.
Hey PuterMan, aren't we on the wrong side of ATS at the moment.
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 plot.
Originally posted by trolleleet
Are the OP working for BP?
Worst bull# evah.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by PuterMan
You're in here touting how the relief well is near completion and yet know nothing about how they casually stated that the mere existance of Alex delayed these wells by two weeks? That hardly correlates with your thread title of "near completion." You might be blowing as much smoke as BP, the government, and the drill site itself.
[edit on 3-7-2010 by ~Lucidity]