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Thread: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Excellent question, had that same thought myself.
    Me, too.

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    oops, I spoke before I read about the idea. The article claims Russia has actually used the technique with success

    Komsomoloskaya Pravda, the best-selling Russian daily, reports that in Soviet times such leaks were plugged with controlled nuclear blasts underground. The idea is simple, KP writes: “the underground explosion moves the rock, presses on it, and, in essence, squeezes the well’s channel.”

    Yes! It’s so simple, in fact, that the Soviet Union, a major oil exporter, used this method five times to deal with petrocalamities. The first happened in Uzbekistan, on September 30, 1966 with a blast 1.5 times the strength of the Hiroshima bomb and at a depth of 1.5 kilometers. KP also notes that subterranean nuclear blasts were used as much as 169 times in the Soviet Union to accomplish fairly mundane tasks like creating underground storage spaces for gas or building canals.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Should we drop a nuclear bomb on the leaky oil well? | Washington Examiner
    However, in my, and other people's defense on here, "Nuke the leaking underwater oil well" invites a more negative reaction than "plug with controlled nuclear blast"

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    There are two main things I'm concerned about with the oil spill right now: The economic damages felt on shore, and the ecological damages felt in the sea.

    With a nuclear bomb set off in the area, the animals are going to feel that much more than the oil spill. The well is deep in the ocean and the shock wave will travel a long distance.

    The oil is already heading to shore, and there's no stopping it (unless mother nature is good to us). Unfortunately the economic damage will be felt.

    I say no nuke. Cap the damn well.

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    and if the blast just makes the leak bigger?
    oops

    Time to think again?

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    megaprogman, I think you're on to something. We could stuff the well with ...



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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Why is it that men always seem to feel a need to blow things up?

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Why is it that men always seem to feel a need to blow things up?
    Because women would be too scared.


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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    oops, I spoke before I read about the idea. The article claims Russia has actually used the technique with success



    However, in my, and other people's defense on here, "Nuke the leaking underwater oil well" invites a more negative reaction than "plug with controlled nuclear blast"
    Controlled nuclear blast? That is funny. Now add at 1500m below the surface and it really get hilarious.

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Because women would be too scared.
    We're not scared. We're just not pointlessly destructive and easily amused by loud noises and fireballs.

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    Re: Should We Nuke The Leaking Underwater Oil Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    We're not scared. We're just not pointlessly destructive and easily amused by loud noises and fireballs.
    Exactly, we do it all for you babe.

    But seriously, I usually don't. It's rather obnoxious and dangerous.


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