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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 09:36 AM
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57. I get what you're saying
and it makes sense to me, as u say, that blowing up the well is much cruder and less predictable--at this point a very far-fetched option.

How about this back-up plan--that BP is supposedly working on?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"...BP and government officials are now talking about a long-term containment plan to pump the oil to an existing platform should the relief well effort fail. While such a failure is considered highly unlikely, the contingency plan is the latest sign that with this most vexing of engineering challenges snuffing a gusher 5,000 feet down in the gulf nothing is a sure thing. -snip-

The backup plan would involve continuing to collect the oil through several systems at the wellhead and pumping it through a subsea pipeline to an existing production platform at least several miles away. Mr. Wells* said several platforms had been identified as possibilities, although no decisions had been made."

*Yes, it appears the guys name is "Mr. Wells"... :7
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