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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 10:28 PM
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Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well
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Source: CBS News

June 28, 2010 5:39 PM
Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well
Posted by Brian Montopoli


Former President Bill Clinton said during a panel discussion in South Africa that it may become necessary to blow up the Deepwater Horizon well that continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch the video at left. His comments on the leak start about 2:30 in.

"Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary - you don't have to use a nuclear weapon by the way, I've seen all that stuff, just blow it up - unless we're going to do that, we are dependent on the technical expertise of these people from BP," Clinton said.

There has been some pressure for BP to simply blow up the well, with critics suggesting the company is forgoing that option out of a desire to get as much oil as possible from the rig.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20009084-503544....
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