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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    One worry that I'd have with nuking the oil well is that the radiation might likely settle towards the bottom of the gulf. A strong hurricane would bring up water from the lower oceanic levels, so we might just have a radioactive hurricane.
    Having read up on a half dozen underwater detonations, it's my understanding that the deeper the detonation, the less one has to worry about radiation.

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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Having read up on a half dozen underwater detonations, it's my understanding that the deeper the detonation, the less one has to worry about radiation.
    Don't suppose you have a degree in Nuclear Physics and/or Oceanography? You're probably right, but this is much too important to be anything but completely sure about. Also, how do we know the explosion won't just make the hole bigger?
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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Don't suppose you have a degree in Nuclear Physics and/or Oceanography?
    No, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    You're probably right, but this is much too important to be anything but completely sure about.
    Whoa hold on there cowboy, I think you forgot that non of us are in charge down there. We can direct this conversation in whatever direction we want and it will have no impact on the situation. We're armchair quarterbacking for the sake of armchair quarterbacking, we don't actually make real decisions in our threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Also, how do we know the explosion won't just make the hole bigger?
    I argue that it would.

    Radiation is less of a concern with detonations at depth, but the shock waves are amplified. I'm waiting for Dana to to respond to my concerns over the detonation either directly causing tsunamis or causing land-slides and earthquakes which in turn cause tsunamis; of radiating the oil; of damaging any other wells in range of the shock waves; not to mention just blasting this well wide open.

    Do you have any opinion on those?
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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Also, how do we know the explosion won't just make the hole bigger?
    The hole is 5 miles deep. There is no way it will make the hole bigger. It would seal the hole.
    Last edited by reefedjib; 06-01-10 at 08:36 AM.

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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    I having a hard time imagining why we cannot used conventional explosives to stop the leak but honestly I have been thinking from the beginning about why they didn't just blow it up.

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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    No chance of what happening?

    A nuclear device to stop the leak?

    Acceptance by the American Electorate of a nuclear device to stop the leak?

    I rather imagine that if all other methods fail, then the nuclear option will have to be revisited.

    Simply spouting rhetoric that BP is to blame is not going to plug this leak.

    BP have abandoned the so called 'Top Kill' method, while still using the ridiculous method of shooting golf ball into the BOP (wonder if someone is picking up the ones that Obama loses in the rough, he is not that good a player)

    Containment is all very well even assuming they could ever get it to work, but that idea vanishes as soon as a Hurricane roars into the Gulf.

    Nuclear will be very much on the table.
    PBO wouldn't allow sand berms to be built, because there might be an impact on the environment. So, no, this won't happen.

    The treehuggers would go nuts, if he popped a nuke to kill this well.
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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    where's the CLEANUP effort, mr president?

    if you can't plug the leak, daddy, you could at least GET TO WORK on trying to contain all this devastating damage

    you all know if obama were making some big push to clean up the gulf he'd be advertising his accomplishments bigtime to the planet

    instead, he interrupts his vacation for 3 hours to go to the gulf to meet with politicians and bureaucrats, ignoring all the locals whose lives are being destroyed by this

    oblivious obama obviously just does not get it

    he's not observant

    where's the CLEANUP, malia wants to know

    42 days, 7 hours, 19 minutes, 43 seconds...

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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The hole is 5 miles deep. There is no way it will make the hole bigger. It would seal the hole.
    As long as were giving opinions, my opinion is that nuking the well would make a hole as deep as the Royal Gorge, maybe as deep as the Grand Canyon.
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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    As long as were giving opinions, my opinion is that nuking the well would make a hole as deep as the Royal Gorge, maybe as deep as the Grand Canyon.
    That's a long way from 5 miles.

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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The hole is 5 miles deep. There is no way it will make the hole bigger. It would seal the hole.
    Since we would have to make a relief well to get a bomb to sufficient depth, and at that point we can just cement the darn thing, why use explosives at all? Why take the risk of opening a different path for the oil to flow out of? I just don't get why some of you folks think that blowing it up is a better solution than cementing it.
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