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    Just Nuke It

    Maybe the leak is plugged, but there is always one more solution.

    Nuke the Gulf Oil Gusher, Russians Suggest | LiveScience

    The Russians previously used nukes at least five times to seal off gas well fires. A targeted nuclear explosion might similarly help seal off the oil well channel that has leaked oil unchecked since the sinking of a BP oil rig on April 22, according to a translation of the account in the daily newspaper Komsomoloskaya Pravda by Julia Ioffe of the news website True/Slant.

    VIDEO: Nuke the Oil Spill? | Mother Jones

    Let's start with the Russians. According to Vladimir Lagovsky of Komsomolskaya Pravda (once a Soviet communist paper), "In the USSR, a few such leaks were plugged with the help of the peaceful atom." Five leaks, all underground, were plugged thusly, the paper says—starting with a 1966 natural gas fissure in Uzbekistan. That one was snuffed using a 30-megatonkiloton blast six kilometers deep—about one and a half times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. "The idea of the method is simple," Lagovsky writes. "An underground explosion pushes the rock, compresses it, and actually squeezes the channel well shut."


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    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Maybe the leak is plugged, but there is always one more solution.

    Nuke the Gulf Oil Gusher, Russians Suggest | LiveScience




    VIDEO: Nuke the Oil Spill? | Mother Jones
    Im not a chemist or a marine biologist (or a tree hugger) but what affect would this have on the the environment. Couldnt be a whole lot worse than an Ocean full of oil but to the effects last longer?

    I kinda like the idea, lets use some of this technology for something good!


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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post

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    “It’s beyond pride. It’s a restored trust. There’s a confidence again, a passion that teeters on swagger. More than anything, (Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads) has restored the Iowa State “it” factor, the steadfast belief that it is great to be a Cyclone...the man’s enthusiasm is genuine to the core...”
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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Interesting idea. Agree with AGR - not sure which is worse.

    Wonder if you'd need an explosion as big as the Russian guy stated. 1.5 x Hiroshima? To fill a hole in the ground? Plus this one isn't that deep is it? I thought only a mile or two. The one they referenced was 6? Edit: Sorry - 6 km deep. So closer to the same.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Interesting idea. Agree with AGR - not sure which is worse.

    Wonder if you'd need an explosion as big as the Russian guy stated. 1.5 x Hiroshima? To fill a hole in the ground?

    Maybe the Russians were compensating for something


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    Re: Just Nuke It

    I have a feeling Daniel Faraday is behind this idea.



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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    Im not a chemist or a marine biologist (or a tree hugger) but what affect would this have on the the environment. Couldnt be a whole lot worse than an Ocean full of oil but to the effects last longer?

    I kinda like the idea, lets use some of this technology for something good!
    IMO no. The blast is well underground. You'd think radation exposure would be minimal.

    The Atols in the Pacific where they tested the Hydrogen bomb are now teaming with life.



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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Gotta Nuke Someting




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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    IMO no. The blast is well underground. You'd think radation exposure would be minimal.

    The Atols in the Pacific where they tested the Hydrogen bomb are now teaming with life.





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    Re: Just Nuke It

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I have a feeling Daniel Faraday is behind this idea.

    Ha. Nice.



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