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

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    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.
    It can be done faster so it will stop a lot of oil from gushing out. It will not risk opening a new path, the oil deposit is 5 miles deep.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    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.
    Because that doesn't appeal to the hyper-emotional.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    It can be done faster so it will stop a lot of oil from gushing out.
    How can it be done faster? Again, you are still making the relief wells, which is what takes the most time. Cement is pumped down the drill string of the relief well and UP the MC252 damaged well, plugging it from the bottom. This process can start immediately after the RW intercepts the damaged one. Your proposal calls for pulling the entire drill string, which takes time. You then have to somehow get your bomb down the hole, which also takes time.

    So again. How is blowing it up faster than cementing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    It will not risk opening a new path, the oil deposit is 5 miles deep.
    Many geology experts disagree. The type of rock in that area is prone to fracturing and the risk of opening a huge fissure is very high. You can open up flow paths to other wells in the area, or even worse, subterranean cracks that can run for miles and leach oil slowly out of the reservoir.

    Do any of you that are in support of explosives understand the pressures involved down there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Because that doesn't appeal to the hyper-emotional.
    So glad that the oil drilling experts and people in charge of this operation think that using explosives to seal the leak is completely ridiculous. The chances of it making things much worse is very high.
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    Re: Two Deepwater Horizon Developments To Expect In The Coming Days

    No surprise here

    Stephanie Mueller, a spokeswoman for the Energy Department, said that neither Energy Secretary Steven Chu nor anyone else was thinking about a nuclear blast under the gulf. The nuclear option was not — and never had been — on the table, federal officials said.

    “It’s crazy,” one senior official said.

    Government and private nuclear experts agreed that using a nuclear bomb would be not only risky technically, with unknown and possibly disastrous consequences from radiation, but also unwise geopolitically — it would violate arms treaties that the United States has signed and championed over the decades and do so at a time when President Obama is pushing for global nuclear disarmament.
    Source [NYT | Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says]

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