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    Oil spill suggestions

    How can we send the man to the moon and cant seem to figure out how to plug a hole????



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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    How can we send the man to the moon and cant seem to figure out how to plug a hole????
    they should call tiger woods, he has never found a hole he couldn't fill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    they should call tiger woods, he has never found a hole he couldn't fill.
    Crude Crude.......



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    Crude Crude.......
    that's the problem isn't it?


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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    Just have Jack Sheppard do it.



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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    How can we send the man to the moon and cant seem to figure out how to plug a hole????
    The need to give Macgyver a call. He would have it fixed with a toothpick, stick of gum, and a rubber band.



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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    And why can't we make a beer that makes you lose weight?



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    And why can't we make a beer that makes you lose weight?
    You would be the richest man in the world if you come up with this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Clone View Post
    Just have Jack Sheppard do it.

    Thinking Harry Stamper would be better suited



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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    So there is at least a piece of the original tube down there right? And wasn't there supposed to be a fail safe mechanism that basically stopped flow if there was a problem? So why can't they joint lower a large clamping device and pinch the tube shut?


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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    I can not believe that there is not some solution out there that is better than what we have seen so far. How about sinking an old air craft carrier on it? It is very sad that we can get a camera down there to see the leak and yet have no clue on how to stop it.



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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    How can we send the man to the moon and cant seem to figure out how to plug a hole????
    Actually right now the US government can't even send a man out of low Earth orbit (the moon might as well be Venus), and soon we won't be able to even do low Earth orbit without paying the Russians to take them.


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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    It is pretty crazy to think with all of the things mankind is capable of, that we can't stop a seemingly simple leak.

    Have they tried JB Weld? Always worked on my oil leaks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    So there is at least a piece of the original tube down there right? And wasn't there supposed to be a fail safe mechanism that basically stopped flow if there was a problem? So why can't they joint lower a large clamping device and pinch the tube shut?

    two things to remember
    1. it's a mile down.
    2. we never sent a man to the moon! ;)


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    Re: Oil spill suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    I can not believe that there is not some solution out there that is better than what we have seen so far. How about sinking an old air craft carrier on it? It is very sad that we can get a camera down there to see the leak and yet have no clue on how to stop it.
    There is video of the leak:
    CNN.com Live

    The reason that there's so much trouble with the leak is the extreme depths. It's cold and under immense pressure down there, so no conventional methods will work. Aiming anything from a boat is like trying to thread a needle that's at ground level by dangling the thread from the top of the Empire State Building. The only way to fix it for sure (which is already underway) is to drill another hole nearby, then drill from that hole sideways to the leaking pipe's location (but under the sea floor, below the leak) and fill it with concrete there. There's no magic way to just seal it off permanantly by pinching the exposed part or dumping something on it - the oil will find a way out.



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